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Ostr. London, British Library 16473

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 16473
Publication Number O.Wilck. 42
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 incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) borken at right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe Leon
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for an unidentified tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Summary of Content receipt for unknown tax through the scribe Leon, perhaps given out by Pompeius Valens, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Pa-- and Senpetechnoumis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. date l. 4 supply year 15 of Trajan already BL II; l. 5: month perhaps Hathyr. l. 6 after Pompeios Val(ens) no clear traces apparent.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πετορζμῆθις Πα ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
2μητρὸς Σενπετεχνούμιος ὑπ(ὲρ) ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
3ιδ (ἔτους) ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς ὀκτὼι 1 l. ὀκτὼ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. διὰ
4Λέοντος γραμματέως. (ἔτους) ιε Τραιανοῦ 2BL, ed. (ἔτους) [ιε Δομιτιανοῦ]
5Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Ἁθὺρ ̣ ̣? 3ed. Μ[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
6Πομπήιος Οὐάλης ̣ ̣ ̣ 4ed. διὰ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
7δραχμὰς ὀκτὼι 5 l. ὀκτὼ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣

1 l. ὀκτὼ
2 BL, ed. (ἔτους) [ιε Δομιτιανοῦ]
3 ed. Μ[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
4 ed. διὰ
5 l. ὀκτὼ
1Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Pa---
2and the mother Senpetechnoumis, for ---
3of year 14 eight sivler drachmae, = 8 dr., through
4Leon, scribe. Year 15 ? of Trajan
5Caesar the lord, Hathyr ?.
6Pompeius Valens, ---
7eight drachmae, = 8 dr. ---
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12955 man Leon scribe Leon scribe Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 15 Hathyr 111 October 29 CE 111 November 27 CE date in text, year incertain; month probably Ha[thyr rather than M[echir or M[esore.;



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DatasetID 309477
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76621
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;42
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309477 (= Ostr. London, British Library 16473 ), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.