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Ostr. London, British Library 14131 (5790s)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14131 (5790s)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 78
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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
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 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for trade tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of praktor Hermogenes for cheironaxion of year 9 of emperor Trajan through the agent(?) Apolinaris, paid by Harpaesis, son of Phanophis, gs. of Thrakidas (archive), with signature of 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 Ἁρπαῆσις Φενώφεος Θρακίδας
2ὑπὲρ χιροναξίου 1 l. χειρωναξίου ἐνάτου (ἔτους)
3Τραειανοῦ 2 l. Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
4τὰς λυπὰς 3 l. λοιπὰς (δραχμὰς) τέσσαρες (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ.
5Ἑρμογένης Ἀμμωνᾶτος πράκτωρ
6ἔγραψα διὰ Ἀπολιναρίου
7(ἔτους) ι Τραειανοῦ 4 l. Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος
8τοῦ κυρίου Φαμενὼθ κ̅β̅.

1 l. χειρωναξίου
2 l. Τραιανοῦ
3 l. λοιπὰς
4 l. Τραιανοῦ
1Thus has paid Harpaesis, son of Phanophis Thrakidas,
2for trade tax of the nineth year
3of Trajan Caesar the lord
4the remaining four dr., = 4 dr.
5Hermogenes, son of Ammonas, collector,
6I have written. Through Apolinarius.
7Year 10 of Trajan Caesar
8the lord, Phamenoth 22.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
15195 man Apolinarios agent of Hermogenes Ἀπολιναριος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 10 Phamenoth 22 107 March 18 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309466
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76656
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;78
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309466 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14131 (5790s)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.