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Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3157

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Inventory Number Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3157
Publication Number SB I 4354
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 115 and 116
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Sarapion
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats (merismos potamophylakidon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Didymion with signature of scribe Didymion, for the contribution of river police boats of year 19 of Trajan. Receipt?, 0115-0116. In Greek. 7 x 7 cm.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3 Tisatis [hyp? opsoniou], l. 5 -- kyriou (dr.) [a (triob.) ], l. 6: Sarapionos (dr.) a [triob.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Διδυμίων πράκ(τωρ).
2διέγραψεν -?-
3μητρὸς Τισᾶτις 1ed. Τηπάνιο̣[ςὑπ(ὲρ) ὀψωνίου 2ed. [μερισμ(οῦ)]
4ποταμοφυ̣λακίδος ιθ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ
5Ἀρίστου τοῦ κυρίου (δραχμὴν) α (τριώβολον) -?- 3ed. κυρίου. [ -?- ]
6δι Σαραπίωνος̣ (δραχμὴν) α̣ (τριώβολον) -?- 4ed. ̣ ̣[ -?- ]

1 ed. Τηπάνιο̣[ς
2 ed. [μερισμ(οῦ)]
3 ed. κυρίου. [ -?- ]
4 ed. ̣ ̣[ -?- ]
1Didymion, tax collector.
2Thus has paid NN, son of NN
3and the mother Tisatis, for the wages
4of river police boats of year 19 of Traianus
5Optimus the lord, 1 dr. 3 ob. ---
6Through Sarapion, 1 dr. 3 ob.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
29950 woman ---, son of NN and Tisatis --- μητρὸς Τισᾶτις pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 19 115 CE 116 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 310081
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 23112
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;1;4354
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310081 (= Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3157), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.