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Ostr. London, British Library 13991 (5790m)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 13991 (5790m)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 64
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 Hermogenes
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and epikarsion(?)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of praktor Hermogenes for a part payment of laographia of year 5 of Trajan, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Thrakidas (archive); second and third payment for epikarsion; with signature of praktor Hermogenes
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Παχνοῦβις Θρακίδος 1 l. Θρακίδας
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας πέμτου 2l. πέμπτου (ἔτους)
3Τραειανοῦ 3l. πέμπτου τοῦ κυρίου
4ἐπὶ λόγου (δραχμὰς) ὀκτὼ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η ὑπὲρ ἐπικαρσίου
5ὁμοίως (δραχμὰς) τρῖς 4 l. τρεῖς (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) γ. ὡ 5 l. ὁ αὐτὸς
6τὰς λυπὰς 6 l. λοιπὰς (δραχμὰς) γ. Ἑρμογένης
7πράκτωρ ἔγραψα.

1 l. Θρακίδας
2 l. πέμπτου
3 l. πέμπτου
4 l. τρεῖς
5 l. ὁ
6 l. λοιπὰς
1Thus has paid Pachnoubis, son of Thrakidas?,
2for poll tax of the fifth year
3of Trajan the lord,
4on account, eight drachmae, = 8 dr., for epikarsion?
5ditto, three dr. = 3 dr. The same
6the remaining 3 dr. Hermogenes,
7collector, I have written.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4443 man Hermogenes (Ammonatos) praktor Ἑρμογένης Αμμωνατος πρακτωρ Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 05 101 CE 102 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309431
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76642
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;64
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309431 (= Ostr. London, British Library 13991 (5790m)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.