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Ostr. London, British Library 14114 (5790d)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14114 (5790d)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 26
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 dat 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 Melanthis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt for laographia of year 8 of Vespasian, paid by Phanophis, son of Pachompaonnophris (archive), with signature of praktor Melanthis.
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 Φενῶπις Παχομπαοννώφεως
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ὠγδώου 1 l. ὀγδόου ἔτους
3Οὐεσπασειανοῦ 2 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
4Παῦνι κβ ἀργυρίου δραχ(μὰς)
5δέκα ἓξ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ Μελάνθις

1 l. ὀγδόου
2 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ
1Thus has paid Phanophis, son of Pachompaonnophris,
2for poll tax of the eighth year
3of Vespasian the lord,
4Payni 22, silver drachmae
5sixteen, = 16 dr. Melanthis,
6I have written.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13140 man Melanthis (son of Hermodotos) praktor Μελανθις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 08 Payni 22 76 June 16 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309458
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76606
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;26
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309458 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14114 (5790d)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.