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Ostr. London, British Library 5794

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5794
Publication Number O.Wilck. 166
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
Dating between 124 and 125
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation left part broken off

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) left part broken off
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Palachemis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Valerion? and Didymion, supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Palachemis, for cheironaxion, paid by Petorzmethis, son of --- and Thinpoueris
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. date year 9 supplied according to collectors and scribe's time of office. cf. O.Wilck. 133
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλερίων καὶ Διδυμίων ἀμφότεροι
2ἐπιτηρητῶν ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης
3δι(ὰ) Παλαχ(ήμιος). διέγραψεν Πετορζμῆθις
4Πετορζμήθιος μητρὸς Θινπουῆρις ὑπὲρ χειροναξίου 1 l. χειρω(ναξίου)
5τοῦ ἐνάτου (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος
6τοῦ κυρίου δραχ(μὰς) εἴκοσι ὀβολοὺς δύο (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον).

1 l. χειρω(ναξίου)
1(Valerion?) and Didymion, both
2of the supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Soene
3through Palachemis. Thus has paid Petorzmethis,
4son of Petorzmethis and the mother Thinpoueris, for trade tax
5of the ?th year of Hadrian Caesar
6the lord, twenty drachmae two oboloi, = 20 dr. 2 ob.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4451 man Didymion praktor Διδυμίων Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 09 124 CE 125 CE date in text, regnal year supplied according to collector's and scribe's time of office;



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    DatasetID 309482
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76736
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;166
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309482 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5794), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.