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Ostr. London, British Library 14003 (5790c)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14003 (5790c)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 136
Current Location London, British Library
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
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
State of Preservation (Text)
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe 2 of praktor Triadelphos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for enrollment in a priestly office (eiskritikon)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of praktor Triadelphos for eiskrition, paid by Harpaesis, son of Phanophis (archive?), pastophoros of the god Ammon in year 10 of Trajan, through his brother Pachnoubis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr l. 2 and l. 10
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)
Comment on Religion pastophoros of Ammon, the greatest god



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Τριάδελφος πράκτωρ. διέγραψεν
2Ἁρπάησις Φενόφεος παστο- 1ed. πασαθ-
3φόρος Ἀμμῶνος θεοῦ μεγίστου
4ὑπὲρ εἰσκριτικοῦ δραχμὰς ὀκτο 2 l. ὀκτὼ
5τριόβολον 3 l. τριώβολον (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η (τριώβολον).
6(ἔτους) ι Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος
7τοῦ κυρίου Μεσορὴ ἐπαγομενῶν ε̅
8διὰ Παχνοῦβις ἀδελ-
9φοῦ. vac. 4ed. φοῦ. ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
10π̣λ̣η̣ρ̣η̣ς̣ ̣

1 ed. πασαθ-
2 l. ὀκτὼ
3 l. τριώβολον
4 ed. φοῦ. ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
1Triadelphos, collector. Thus has paid
2Harpaesis, son of Phanophis, pasto-
3phoros of the great god Ammon,
4for the enrollment fee eigth drachmae
5three oboloi, = 8 dr. 3 ob.
6Year 10 of Hadrian Caesar
7the lord, Mesore epagomene 5.
8through Pachnoubis, the
10(paid in) full?
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12605 man Harpaesis, son of Phanopis, (grandson of Thrakid) Ἁρπαῆσις Φανώφεος (Θρακίδ(ου)? Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 10 Epagomenen 05 126 August 28 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309438
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76709
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;136
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309438 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14003 (5790c)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.