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Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19891

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Inventory Number Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19891
Publication Number O.Wilck. 129
Current Location Vatican Museum
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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 124 and
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 Sarapion 1.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Flavius Eutyches, freedman of Flavius Pansa, tax farmer (misthotes) of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assitant Sarapion, for laographia and desmophylakia of year 8 of Hadrian, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia (archive) in year 9 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok check photo for names***
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Φλάουιος Εὐτυχὴς ἀπελεύθερος Φλαου-
2ίου Πάν̣σα̣ διὰ Σαραπίωνος
3βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Παττίβπτις
4Πετορζμήθιος μητρὸς Σενπελαίας
5ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ ὀγδόου ἔτους
6Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
7δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς).
8(ἔτους) θ Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
9Ἁθὺρ λ̅.
1Flavius Eutyches, freedman of Flavius
2Pansa, through Sarapion,
3assistant. Thus has paid Patsibtis,
4son of Petorzmethis and the mother Senpelaia,
5for poll tax of the eighth year
6of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
7seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob, for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob.
8Year 9 of Hadrian the lord,
9Hathyr 30.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8090 not applicable (no further persons mentioned) (no further persons mentỈoned) (none)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 09 Hathyr 30 124 November 26 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309493
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76702
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;129
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309493 (= Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19891), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.