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Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3147

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Inventory Number Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3147
Publication Number SB XIV 11924
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 between December 139 and January 140
Dating between 139 and 140
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and right side.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) (other)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at left and right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and contribution for the men who have fled (merismos andron anakechorekoton)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for payment of poll tax and the contributions for the men who have fled. The receipt was issued by Valerius Marion and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene; they act through their assistant, Pachompsachis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3 [diegra()] l. 4-5: [Z]mentpos Harpa[h(sios) met. Sentitho]- l.5: es. (incl. corr. l. 7, ZPE 202, 238 Amount: 1 dr. 5, 5 ob.)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Μαρίων καὶ οἱ σὺν
2αὐτ ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης
3δι Παχομψάχις βοη̣(θοῦ). διέγρα(ψεν)
4Ζμεντπῶς Ἁρπαή(σιος) Σεντιθο- 1ed. ψεν Παβῶς Ἁρπα ̣[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
5η̣ς ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας β (ἔτους) δ̣ρ̣α̣χ(μὰς) δέκα
6ἑπτὰ ὀβολόν, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός), μερισ(μὸν) ἐπικ(εφαλίου)
7ἀνδρῶν ἀνακεχωρηκότων α (ἔτους) (δραχμὴν) α (πεντώβολον) (ἡνιωβέλιον)
8(ἔτους) γ Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
9τοῦ κυρίου Τῦβι -?-

1 ed. ψεν Παβῶς Ἁρπα ̣[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
1Valerius Marion and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
3through Pachompsachis, assistant. Thus has paid
4Zmentpos, son of Harpaesis and the mother Sentitho-
5es, for poll tax of year 2, seventeen drachmas
6one obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob., for the contribution
7for the men who have fled of year 1, 1 dr. 5 1/2 ob.
8Year 3 of Antoninus Caesar
9the lord, Tybi ---.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12740 man Pachompsachis scribe Παχομψᾶχις boethos Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 03 Tybi 139 December 28 CE 140 January 26 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309521
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 15476
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;14;11924
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer; Verena Lepper
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309521 (= Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3147), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Verena Lepper.