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Ostr. London, British Library 13981 (5790n)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 13981 (5790n)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 102
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, 1. Hand : practor Didymion; 2. hand: scribe Sarapion 1
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of (praktor) Didymion through the scribe Sarapion, for laographia in several installments, each dated to the day, paid by Pachnoumis, son of Pachompabienchis and Tachomtbekis; with signature of praktor Didymion.
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
1διέγραψεν Παχνοῦμις Παχομ-
2παβιήνχεως μητρὸς Ταχομτβῆκις
3ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ιη (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ Φαρμοῦ-
4τι δ δραχμὰς τέσσαρες, Παχὼν κγ
5δραχμὰς τέσσαρες, Παῦνι κθ δραχμὰς
6τέσσαρες, Ἐπὶφ ιθ δραχμὰς δύο,
7Μεσορὴ β δραχμὰς δύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ.
8Διδυμίων σεση(μείωμαι). ιθ (ἔτους) Φαῶφι
9δραχμὴν μίαν (ἡμιωβέλιον) δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμὴν) α (ὀβολὸν), μερισ-
10μοῦ (δραχμὰς) β (διώβολον). δι Σαραπίωνος.
1Thus has paid Pachnoumis, son of Pachom-
2pabienchis and the mother Tachmtbekis,
3for poll tax of year 18 of Trajan, Pharmouthi
44: drachmae four, Pachon 23:
5drachmae four, Payni 29: drachmae
6four, Epeiph 19: drachmae two,
7Mesore 2: drachmae two, = dr. 16.
8Didymion, I have signed. (2. hand) Year 19, Phaophi,
9one drachma half obol, for prison tax half obol, = 1 dr. 1 ob.; for
10contribution 2 dr. 2 ob. Through Sarapion.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4451 man Didymion praktor Διδυμίων Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 19 Phaophi 115 September 29 CE 115 October 28 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309422
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76677
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;102
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309422 (= Ostr. London, British Library 13981 (5790n)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.