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Ostr. München, BSB X

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Inventory Number Ostr. München, BSB X
Publication Number O.Wilck. 259
Current Location (unknown)
Comments on Inventory unknown
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 165 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation surface extremely abraded and damaged.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) no photo
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Petorzmethis boethos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for the building of a canal (phoros diorygos ---)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Longinus Serenus and Petronios Bassianos, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine through the assitant Petorzmethis, for an incertain tax Phoros diorygos ---, seemingly a contribution for the building of a canal, paid by three men at the extraordinary heigth of 512 drachmas.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok (no photo, text WO)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Λονγεῖνος Σερῆνος καὶ Πετρῶνις Βασιανὸς
2πράκ(τορες) ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ Πετορζμήθου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψαν Traces
3 ̣ ̣βις Πατχναύτεως καὶ Παχομπ̣αρνοῦφις
4 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ειου καὶ Πα ̣ ̣ ̣η̣φνεὺς ̣ ̣ ̣
5 ̣ορνω ̣ ̣ς ὑπὲρ φ̣όρου διόρυγος 1 l. διώρυγος Γαη ̣ ̣λ
6 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣χ δραχμὰς πεντακοσίας δώδεκα (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) φ̅ι̅β̅ ̣ ̣
7α Traces ιου ̣ρο ̣ ̣ ̣ιο ̣ ̣ ̣ων ̣ ̣
8Τῦβι α̅.

1 l. διώρυγος
1Longinus Serenus and Petronius Bassianus,
2collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through Petorzmethis, assistant. Thus have paid ---
3---bis, son of Patchnautis, and Pachomparnouphis,
4son of ---ios, and Pa---phneus, son of ---
5---orno---, for the tax for the canal of Gae---
6---, five hundred twelve drachmas, = 512 dr. ---
7--- ios ---
8Tybi 1.
Places (read out from edition)
  • φαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    29220 man ---bis, son of Patchnautis …βις Πατχναύτεως pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 06 Tybi 01 165 December 27 CE date in text, year incertain, year 5 or 6 or Marc-Aurel + Verus accordinng to collector's term of office and scribe;




    DatasetID 309211
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76826
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;259
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309211 (= Ostr. München, BSB X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.