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Ostr. London, British Library 14137 (5790p)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14137 (5790p)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 109
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
State of Preservation surface badly damaged and abraded

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 Sarapion 1
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
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 for cheironaxion of year 1 of emperor Hadrian through the scribe Sarapion, paid by Harpaesis, son of Phanophis(archive), with second payment added by a different hand
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. no change of hand
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1δι Σαραπίωνος. διέγραψεν Ἁρπαῆσις
2Φενώφεως χειρωναξίου κ (ἔτους)
3τοῦ καὶ α (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος
4τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς ὀκτὼι 1 l. ὀκτώ
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. (ἔτους) β Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
6Μεχὶρ κ̅δ̅.
72no change of hand as indicated in ed.Φαμενὼθ ε̅ ἄλλας
8δραχμὰς τέσσαρας
9(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ.

1 l. ὀκτώ
2 no change of hand as indicated in ed.
1Through Sarapion. Thus has paid Harpaesis,
2son of Phanophis, for trade tax of year 20 (of Trajan)
3which is also year 1 of Hadrian Caesar
4the lord eight drachmae,
5= 8 dr. Year 2 of Hadrian the lord,
6Mechir 24.
7Phamenoth 5, further
8four drachmae,
9= dr. 4
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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 02 Phamenoth 05 118 March 1 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309467
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76684
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;109
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309467 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14137 (5790p)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.