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Ostr. London, British Library 14171 (5805d)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14171 (5805d)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 112
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) Gadsby, 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) Gadsby, John
Certainty: medium
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Krall, Jakob


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 scribe Sarapion.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats (merismos potamophylakidon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt for merismos poltamophylakidon of year 3 of Hadrian, written by the scribe Sarapion, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpoueris.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σανμοὺς πράκτωρ. διέγραψεν
2Πετορζμῆθις Πετορζμήθιος
3μητρὸς Θιπουῆρις ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ποτα-
4μοφυλακίδος γ (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
5ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) δύο, καὶ ὑπὲρ β (ἔτους) τριώβολον.
6Σαραπίων γραμματεὺς ἔγραψα Μεχὶρ κ̅θ̅.
1Sanmous, collector. Thus has paid
2Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis
3and the mother Thipoueris, for the contribution for river
4police boats of year 3 of Hadrian the lord
5two silver dr., and for year 2 three obols.
6Sarapion, scribe, I have written, Mechir 29.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
15230 man Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis and Thipoueris Πετορζμῆθις Πετορζμήθιος Θιπουήριος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 03 Mecheir 29 119 February 23 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309471
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76686
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;112
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309471 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14171 (5805d)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.