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Ostr. London, British Library 5791

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5791
Publication Number O.Wilck. 104
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) Salt, Henry
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) Salt, Henry
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) broken at right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe Sarapion
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax, prison guards and salary of river police boats (laographia, desmophylakitikon and opsonion potamophylakidon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt through the scribe Sarapion for laographia and desmophylakia and misthos potamophylakidon of year 19 of Trajan, paid by Harpaesis, son of ---sis and Tachnou---, with signature of Sarapion
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
1διέγραψεν Ἁρπαήσις Ἁ̣ρπαή-
2σεως μητρὸς Ταχνούβεως ὑπ(ὲρ)
3λαογραφίας ιθ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ Ἀρίστου
4τοῦ κυρίου κατὰ μέρος̣ (δραχμὰς) δέκα
5ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον) δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός).
6δι Σαραπίωνος Ἐπεὶφ
7κθ. καὶ ὀψωνίου
9δου 1 l. ποταμοφυλακί|δος (δραχμὴν) α (τριώβολον).

1 l. ποταμοφυλακί|δος
1Thus has paid Harpaesis, son of Harpaesis
2and the mother Tachnoubis, for
3poll tax of year 19 of Traianus Optimus
4the lord, in installments, seventeen
5drachmae half ob., for prison guards half ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob.
6Through Sarapion, Epeiph
729, and for the wages (of the sailors)
8of the river police boats
91 dr. 3 ob.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
15300 man Harpaesis, son of Harpaesis and Tachnoubis Ἁρπαήσις A // Ταχνούβεως Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 19 Epeiph 29 116 July 23 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309479
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76679
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;104
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309479 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5791), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.