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Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.16

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.16
Publication Number O.Ashm. 16
Current Location Oxford Ashmolean Museum
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object February 25 - March 26, terminus ante quem
Dating between 117 and 117
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken. Consisting of two joining fragments. Two more fragments missing at bottom.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
State of Preservation (Text) slighly faded in places
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting cursive, documentary
Comments on Text Layout 4 long lines alligned to the left, using the broadest part of the sherd. vacant space at top and bottom.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 95
Column Height (in mm) 27
Line Distance 95 x 27


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for the tax for wages of the sailors of the river guard boats (opsonion nauton potamophylakidon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the praktor Ammonios for the wages of sailors of the river police boats (opsonion nauton potamophylkidon), through the scribe ---res, his son?, paid by Harpaesis, son of Phanophis and the mother Tachomtbekis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1, scribe?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀ̣μ̣μώνι̣ος πράκτωρ δι ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ρ̣η̣() υἱο1ed. . . . . . . ιο(). διέγραψεν
2Ἁρπαῆσις Φανώφεως μητρὸς Ταχ̣ομτβήκιος
3ὑπὲρ ὀψωνίου ναυ̣τῶν ποταμοφ̣υλακίδων κ (ἔτους) δραχμὴν μίαν
4τριώβολον. (ἔτους) κ Τραιαν̣οῦ Ἀρίστου Φαμενὼθ ̣̅̅.

1 ed. . . . . . . ιο()
1Ammonios praktor through ---res, his son(?). Thus has paid
2Harpaesis, son of Phanophis and his mother Tachomtbekis,
3for the salary of sailors of river police boats of the 20th year one drachma
4three οbols. Year 20 of Traianus Optimus Phamenoth (day?).
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12445 man ---res ---re() Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 20 Phamenoth 117 February 25 CE 117 March 26 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309163
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 70465
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.ashm;;16
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309163 (= Ostr. Oxford Ashm. G.O.16), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.