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Ostr. London, British Library 5793

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5793
Publication Number O.Wilck. 161
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 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 Psanmous
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for the prices of dates
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of practor Psanmous for time demosiou phoinikos of year 19 of Hadrian, paid by Tyrannos and his sister Isidora in year 20 of Hadrian
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 woman as taxpayer together with brother
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ψανμοὺς πράκτωρ. διέγραψεν Τύραννος
2καὶ Ἰσιδωρας 1 l. Ἰσιδώρα ἀδελφὴ ὑπὲρ τειμῆς 2 l. τιμῆς δη-
3μοσίου φοινεικος 3. l. φοίνικος γενήματος ιθ (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) θ.
4(ἔτους) κ Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
5Ἁδριανοῦ η̅.

1 l. Ἰσιδώρα
2 l. τιμῆς
3 . l. φοίνικος
1Psanmous, collector. Thus have paid Tyrannos
2and Isidora, his sister, for the price of
3public dates of the harvest of year 19, 9 dr. brutto.
4Year 20 of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
5Hadrianos (month) 8.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
15310 woman Isidora, sister of Tyrannos Ισιδωρα Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 20 Hadrianos 08 135 November 5 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309481
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76731
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;161
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309481 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5793), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.