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Ostr. London, British Library 13988 (5790f)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 13988 (5790f)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 103
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


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 scribe Sarapion.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives private archive | Harpaesis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of praktor Didymion for laographia of year 11 of Trajan, paid in instalments by Harpaesis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis (archive), written by the scribe Sarapion.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 8: second date from Pauni 2: 27 May 116. no change of hands
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Διδυμίων πράκ(τωρ) ἀργ(υρικῶν).
2διέγραψ[εν] Ἁρπάησις Φανώ-
3φεως μη(τρὸς) Ταχομτβῆκις
4λαο(γραφίας) ἐννεακαιδεκάτου (ἔτους)
5Τραιανοῦ Ἀρίσ(τ)ου τοῦ κυρίου
6δραχ(μὰς) ὀκτώι 1 l. ὀκτώ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. δι(ὰ) Σαραπ(ίωνος)
7Φ[αμ]ενωθ κα.
8Π[α]υνι β 2ed. [ὁ]μοίω(ς) ἄλλας δραχ(μὰς)
9ὀκτώι 3 l. ὀκτώ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η.

1 l. ὀκτώ
2 ed. [ὁ]μοίω(ς)
3 l. ὀκτώ
1Didymion, collector of money taxes.
2Thus has paid Harpaesis, son of Phanophis
3and the mother Tachomtbekis,
4for poll tax of the nineteenth year
5of Traianus Optimus the lord,
6eight drachmae, = 8 dr. Through Sarapion,
7Phamenoth 21.
8Payni 2, further eight
9drachmae, = 8 dr.
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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 Phamenoth 21 116 March 17 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309428
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76678
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;103
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309428 (= Ostr. London, British Library 13988 (5790f)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.