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Ostr. London, British Library 13977 (5791t)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 13977 (5791t)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 87
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
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Chester, Greville John
Certainty: high
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

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 Ammonios, who writes receipt and the signature.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats (merismos potamophylakidon)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Ammonios and Petorzmethis, praktores, for merismos potamophylakidos, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis, with signature of praktor Ammonios. belongs to the archive of Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος καὶ Πετορ-
2ζμῆτις πράκτορες. διέγραψεν
3Παχνοῦβις Φανώφεος
4μητρὸς Ταχομτβῆκις ὑπὲρ
5μερισμοῦ ποταμοφυλακίδος (δραχμὰς) β.
6(ἔτους) ιϛ Τραειανοῦ 1 l. Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος
7τοῦ κυρίου Ἐπὶφ ι̅θ̅
8Ἀμμώνιος (δραχμὰς) β.

1 l. Τραιανοῦ
1Ammonios and Petor-
2zmetis, tax collectors. Thus has paid
3Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis
4and the mother Tachmtbekis, for
5the contribution of river police boats, 2 dr.
6Year 16 of Trajan Caesar
7the lord, Epeiph 19.
8Ammonios, 2 dr.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12435 man Ammonios praktor (Syene) Ammonios praktor Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 16 Epeiph 19 113 July 13 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309419
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76665
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;87
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309419 (= Ostr. London, British Library 13977 (5791t)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.