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Ostr. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Suppl. grec. Suppl. grec 720

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Collection Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Suppl. grec. Suppl. grec 720
Publication Number O.Wilck. 240
Current Location Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale
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]
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Wilson, Robert


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 159 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at upper left corner

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 upper corner broken off
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Harpaesis, son of Orbais
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 15
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Private receipt about repayment of a loan
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text l. 2, 3 propositions for interpretation and supply for lacuna
Multilingualism Script ≠ Language Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as contractant
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ Ὀρβάιτος Θινψαν-
2σνώτι Πετορζμήθου απουσα 1l. άπούσῃ̣ ?
3διὰ ? 2ed. ̣ ̣ ̣ Ἁρπαήσιος Πανάπεως
4χαίρειν. ἔλαβον παρὰ σοῦ ἀ-
5φʼ ὧν ὀφείλεις μοι σὺν Μηνο-
6φίλου 3 l. Μηνο|φίλῳ Ὀρβάιτος κατὰ χειρόγραφον
7ἀπὸ δραχμῶν εἴκοσι δύο τὸ ἐπι-
8βάλλον σοι μέρος δραχμὰς ἕν-
9δεκα (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ια, καὶ οὐδέν σοι ἐν-
10καλῶ. Ἁρπ̣αῆσις Ὀρβάιτος
11γραψα ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ μ εἰδότος γράμματα.
12(ἔτους) κγ Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
13τοῦ κυρίου Ἁθὺρ κβ. Ἀτπαχνοῦμις
14τ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣α ̣ ̣ν ̣ ̣ων Σαραπίων
15 ̣ ̣ ̣πεως μαρτυροῦμεν.

1 l. άπούσῃ̣ ?
2 ed. ̣ ̣ ̣
3 l. Μηνο|φίλῳ
1---, son of Orbais, to Thinpsan-
2sons, daughter or Petorzmethis, being absent,
3through Harpaesis, son of Panapes,
4greetings. I have received from you for
5the drachmai you owe to me and Meno-
6philos, son of Orbais, according to a handwritten contract
7from twenty two drachmai the part
8due to you, drachmai
9eleven, = 11 dr., and I have no claim on you.
10Harpaesis, son of Orbais,
11I have written for him because he does not know how to write.
12Year 23 of Antoninus Caesar
13the lord, Hathyr 22. Hatpechnoumis
14--- Sarapion
15--pis?, we bear witness (to the transaction).
Paris BN suppl grec 72
Reserved Copyright
Paris BN suppl. grec 7
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
21840 man Harpaesis, son of Orbais Ἁρπαῆσις Ὀρβάιτος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 23 Hathyr 22 159 November 19 CE date in text;



Paris BN suppl grec 72
Reserved Copyright
Paris BN suppl. grec 7
Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 309526
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76807
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;240
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309526 (= Ostr. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Suppl. grec. Suppl. grec 720), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.