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Ostr. Athens, Private collection Finlay X

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Inventory Number Ostr. Athens, Private collection Finlay X
Publication Number O.Wilck. 242
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 between 160 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachompetenephotes; signature by Ammonios praktor.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contributions (merismoi)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Ammonios and Sokration, the 2 collectors of money taxes at Elephantine through the assistant Pachompetenephotes, for merismoi of year 23 of Antoninus, paid by Menophilos senior, son of Orbais and Tisatis; with signature of Ammonios.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok no photo, text as in WO (parallel to WO 241!: praktor Sok(ration), and change of hands)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος καὶ Σωκρατίων οἱ β̅ πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης
2διὰ Παχομπετενεφώτου βουηθοῦ 1 l. βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
3Μενόφιλος μίζων 2l. Μηνόφιλος μείζω(ν) Ὀρβάιτος μητρὸς Τισᾶτις
4καὶ Ἁρπαῆσις υἱὸς ὑπὲρ μερισμῶν
5κγ (ἔτους) ἑκάστου ἀνδρὸς (δραχμὴν) α (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) κγ
6Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
7Παῦνι ι̅η̅. Ἀμμώνιος σεσημείωμαι.

1 l. βοηθοῦ
2 l. Μηνόφιλος μείζω(ν)
1Ammonios and Sokrates, the 2 collectors of money taxes at Elephantine,
2through Pachompetenephotes, assistant. Thus has paid
3Menophilos the elder, son of Orbais and the mother Tisatis,
4and Harpaesis, his son, for contributions
5of year 23, for each man 1 dr. 1/2 ob. Year 23 of
6Antoninus Caesar the lord,
7Payni 18. (hand 2) Ammonios, I have signed.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    13790 man Ammonios praktor 2 Ἀμμώνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 23 Payni 18 160 June 12 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 309193
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76809
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;242
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309193 (= Ostr. Athens, Private collection Finlay X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.