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Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3156

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Inventory Number Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3156
Publication Number SB I 4355
Current Location Cambridge, Harvard, Houghton Library
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
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 115-116
Dating between 116 and
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, cursive: same hand as in APF 63, 3!
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for the price of tunics and wages for Pachon
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for Possibly a tax directed toward the purchase of tunics for the military personnel stationed at Syene.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3: teim(es), l. 4 Pacho(n)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as taxpayer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἰούλιος Μάξιμος καὶ μέτοχοι
2 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ πραισιδίου Σοήνης Τισᾶτι χαίρειν.
3ἔσχ̣ομεν παρὰ σοῦ τειμῆς 1ed. ὑπὲρ μη( ) κιτῶνος
4 -?- υ Παχὼν 2ed. ]υπαχω( ) ὀψωνίου (δραχμὰς) μ̣α̣ (πεντώβολον) σὺν̣ ακκ?.
5(ἔτους) ιθ Τραιανοῦ Ἀρίστου Καίσαρος
6τοῦ κυρίου, Παῦνι κ̅.

1 ed. ὑπὲρ μη( )
2 ed. ]υπαχω( )
1Iulius Maximus and his partners
2---? of the praesidium of Syene to Tisatis, greeting.
3We have received from you for the price of (a?) tunic(s?)
4and? for wages of the month Pachon 41 dr. 5 ob. with akk(?)
5Year 19 of Traianus Optimus Caesar
6the lord, Payni 20.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    13045 man Iulius Maximus misthotes Iulios Maximos misthotes Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 19 Payni 20 116 June 14 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310080
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 23113
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;1;4355
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310080 (= Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3156), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.