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Ostr. London, British Library 13974 (5790o)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 13974 (5790o)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 32
Current Location London, British Library
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: low
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery purchase
Finder (= First Purchaser) Chester, Greville John
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Chester, Greville John
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Krall, Jakob
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface abraded, ink extremely faded

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 praktor Sokrates
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of praktor Sokrates for cheironaxion of year 3 of Domitian, paid by Petepoueris?.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l.1 Namen!! Diegrapsen Petepoueros? NN
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Δ̣ιέγ̣ρ̣α̣ψεν Πετεπ̣ο̣ύ̣η̣ρ̣ι̣ς̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ 1ed. Ναφερσᾶις Ἁρσιήσιος
2ὑπὲρ χιρωναξίου 2 l. χει(ρωναξίου) τρίτου (ἔτους) Δομετηανο 3 l. Δομιτιανο(ῦ)
3τοῦ κυρίου ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) ἴκοσι 4 l. εἴκοσι ὀβολοὺς δύο,
4(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον). Σωκράτης ἔγραψα.

1 ed. Ναφερσᾶις Ἁρσιήσιος
2 l. χει(ρωναξίου)
3 l. Δομιτιανο(ῦ)
4 l. εἴκοσι
1Thus has paid Petepoueris?, son of ---,
2for trade tax of the third year of Domitian
3the lord, twenty silver drachmas two oboloi,
4= 20 dr. 2 ob. Sokrates, I have written.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
22680 man Petepoueris?, son of NN Πετεπούηρις --- Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Domitian 03 83 CE 84 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309417
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76612
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;32
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309417 (= Ostr. London, British Library 13974 (5790o)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.