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Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3148

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Inventory Number Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3148
Publication Number SB XIV 11925
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 12 October 171
Dating between 171 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at top and 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 top and left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Serenos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon) and contribution for the men who have fled (merismos anakechorekoton)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for payment of poll and capitation taxes. While the names of the collectors are not mentioned, it is likely that they are the Stephanus and Serenus mentioned in W.O. II 164.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text fragment on top left is missing since the text was published. text as in edition (name l. 2 seems doubtful)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Στέφανος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτ ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλ̣ης Σοήνης
2διὰ Σερήνου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Πασῆτις Μεσουήρεως
3μη(τρὸς) ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ὑ̣π̣ὲρ λ̣αογραφίας ια (ἔτους) δραχμὰς δε-
4καεπτὰ ὀβολ(όν), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός), μερισ̣μὸν ἐ̣π̣ι̣κ̣εφαλίου ἀνδρῶν ἀνακε̣χωρηκότων
5- ca.20 - ̣ ̣ (ἔτους) ιβ Αὐρηλίου
6Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυ̣ρ̣ί̣ου Φαῶφι ι̅δ̅.
1Stephanus and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
2through Serenos, assistant. Thus has paid Pasetis, son of Mesouris
3and the mother ---, for poll tax of year 11, seven-
4teen drachmas one obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob., for the contribution for the men who have fled
5--- Year 12 of Aurelius
6Antoninus Caesar the lord, Phaophi 14.
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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
    29940 man Pasetis, son of Mesoueris Πασῆτις Μεσουήρεως pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius 12 Phaophi 14 171 October 12 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309522
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 15477
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;14;11925
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer; Verena Lepper
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309522 (= Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3148), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Verena Lepper.