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Ostr. London, British Library 14023 (5790x)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14023 (5790x)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 34
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 Sokrates
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of praktor Sokrates for laographia of year 4 of Domitian, paid by Phanophis, son of Pachompaonnophris, with signature of Sokrates.
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 Φενῶφις
2Παχομπαουοννώφεως ὑπὲρ
3λαογραφίας δ (ἔτους) Δομιτιανοῦ
4τοῦ κυρίου ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) ιϛ.
5Σωκράτης ἔγραψα.
1Thus has paid Phanophis,
2son of Pachompaonnophris, for
3poll tax of year 4 of Domitian
4the lord 16 silver dr.
5Sokrates, I have written.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4548 man Phanophis, son of Pachompaonnophris Φενῶπις Παχομπαουοννώφριος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Domitian 04 84 CE 85 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309448
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76614
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;34
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309448 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14023 (5790x)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.