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Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3141

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Inventory Number Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3141
Publication Number SB XIV 11919
Current Location Cambridge, Harvard, Houghton 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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object after 120-121
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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 left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for monthly trade tax (cheironaxion meniaion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for monthly trade tax, [after 0120-0121] In Greek. 5.8 x 6.8 cm. This receipt records the payment of two drachmas of one Harab(ro-?) through the tax collecotr Sokration on account of (his son?) Petorzmethis, son of Harabro-?. The payment is for the monthly trade tax of Syene. The recipients are --- Rufus and his associate supervisors.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1 kai m(etochoi), l. 2: ho Harabro-?, l. 4. Harabro-?, cf. Shereen Aly, Receipts for Various taxes from Elephantine, Nr. 3: O.Cairo SR 18955.16, comm. ad l. 2, ZPE *** 2021? corr. l. 4: me(nos), l. 5 [month]. l. 7 ] . echom(en)?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language Bilingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ς̣ Ῥοῦφος καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἐξ ἐνλ̣είμματος
2ε (ἔτους). διέγραψενἉραβρο-? δι Σωκρατίωνος
3καὶ τῶν λοιπῶν πρακτόρων χειροναξίου 1 l. χειρω(ναξίου) μηνιαίου Σοήνης
4ὀν(όματος)Πετορζμήθιος Ἁραβρο-? ὑπὲρ χειροναξίου μηνὸς 2ed. μη(νιαίου)
5(month) 3ed. [Σοή(νης)] τοῦ ε (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος
6τοῦ κυρίου δρ̣α̣χμὰς δύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) β. Ἀμμώνιος ἔγραψα.
7- ca.14 - ̣ο ς? ἔχομ̣εν 4ed. ̣ (τετρώβολον) (χαλκοῖ 2).

1 l. χειρω(ναξίου)
2 ed. μη(νιαίου)
3 ed. [Σοή(νης)]
4 ed. ̣ (τετρώβολον) (χαλκοῖ 2).
1---s Rufus and the other supervisors for the loss?
2of year 5. Thus has paid Harab(ro-?) through Sokration
3and the other collectors of the monthly trade tax of Syene.
4on account of Petorzmethis, son of Harab(ro-?), for the trade tax of the month
5---? two drachmas, = 2 dr. Ammonios, I have written.
6--- ? we have received?
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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
    29890 man ---s Rufus epiteretes? ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ς̣ Ῥοῦφος Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 05 120 CE 121 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309516
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 15472
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;14;11919
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer; Verena Lepper
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309516 (= Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3141), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Verena Lepper.