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Ostr. London, British Library 14907

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14907
Publication Number O.Wilck. 124
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
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 scribe Sarapion (who works also with praktor Sanmous)
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
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 of praktor Pachompetenephotes through the scribe Sarapion for merismos potamophylakidon of year 7 of Hadrian, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Poueris.
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
1Παχομπατενεφώτης πράκτωρ δι Σαραπίωνος
2γραμματέως. διέγραψεν Πετορζμῆθις Πουήρεως
3μητρὸς Τισᾶτις ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ποταμοφυλακίδος
4ζ (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) β. (ἔτους) ζ Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ
5κυρίου Παχὼν ι̅ε̅.
1Pachompetenephotes, collector, through Sarapion,
2scribe. Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Poueris
3and the mother Tisatis, for the contributions for river police boats
4of year 7, 2 dr. brutto. Year 7 of Hadrian the
5lord, Pachon 15.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4733 man Pachompetenephotes praktor Παχομπατενεφώτης Παχομπετενεφώτης Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 07 Pachons 15 123 May 10 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309475
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76697
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;124
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309475 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14907), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.