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Ostr. Jerusalem, PBI 584

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Collection Jerusalem, Museum of the Pontifical Biblical Institute
Inventory Number Ostr. Jerusalem, PBI 584
Publication Number P.Worp 49
Current Location Jerusalem, Museum of the Pontifical Biblical Institute
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]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Mallon, Alexis SJ
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Mallon, Alexis SJ


Object Type ostracon
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 assitant Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 80
Column Height (in mm) 50
Line Distance 80x50


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the tax farmer Ulpius Cerealis through the assistant Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis for geometria phoinikonon for year 21 on land in the name of Neilamonchis, son of Onnophris, paid by Neilamonchis in year 22 of Commodus.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κελέαρις μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης
2Σοήνης δι’ ἐμοῦ Παχνούβιος Πετορζμήθιος.
3διέγραψεν Νειλάμωνχ̣ις ὑπὲρ γεομετρίας
4φοινικῶνος γενήματος κα (ἔτους) ὀνόματος Νε̣ιλαμ-
5ώ̣ν̣χις Ὀννώφριο̣ς̣ δραχμὰς
6ἓξ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ϛ. (ἔτους) κβ// Φαρμοῦθι
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax-farmer of the Sacred Gate
2of Syene, through me Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis.
3Thus has paid Neilamonchis for the survey tax
4 on date land of the harvest of year 21, on the account (name) of Neilam-
5onchis, son of Onnophris, six drachmas,
6= 6 dr. Year 22 Pharmouthi
PBI 584_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    17075 man Neilamonchis, son of Onnophris Νειλάμωνχ̣ις Ὀννώφριο̣ς̣ Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Commodus 22 Pharmuthi 17 182 April 12 CE date in text;



    PBI 584_S1_001
    Reserved Copyright




    DatasetID 309206
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 115578
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.worp;;49
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309206 (= Ostr. Jerusalem, PBI 584), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.