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Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3160

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Inventory Number Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3160
Publication Number SB I 4360
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 138
Dating between 138 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Valerios Marion and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene through the assistant Pachompsachis for laographia of year 22 of Hadrian, paid by Kalasiris, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpetorzmethis. Receipt?, 0138. In Greek. 8 x 8 cm.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Μαρίων καὶ οἱ σὺν
2αὐτ ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σο-
3ήνης διὰ Παχομψάχιος βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Καλασεῖρις Πετορ-
4ζμήθου μητρὸς Θινπετορ-
5ζμῆθις ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας κβ (ἔτους)
6Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
7ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ ὀβολόν.
8(ἔτους) κβ Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος
9τοῦ κυρίου Φαρμοῦθι
1Valerius Marion and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
3through Pachompsachis, assistant. Thus has paid Kalasiris, son of Petor-
4zmethis and the mother Thinpetor-
5zmethis, for poll tax of year 22
6Hadrian Caesar the lord,
7brutto, seventeen drachmas on obol.
8Year 22 of Hadrian Caesar
9the lord, Pharmouthi
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σο- ήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    29955 man Kalasiris, son of Petorzmethis und Senpetorzmethis Καλασεῖρις Πετοrζμήθου μητ Θινπετορζμῆθις pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 22 Pharmuthi 17 138 April 12 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310084
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 23118
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;1;4360
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310084 (= Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3160), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.