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Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3161

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Inventory Number Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3161
Publication Number SB I 4357
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 119-120
Dating between 120 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Surface abraded

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) surface abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Sarapion, scribe of Sanmous
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
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 Sanmous for contribution for river police boats of year 4 of Hadrian, paid by Phanophis?, written by the scribe Sarapion. Receipt for the river-police tax, 0119-0120. In Greek. 7.5 x 11 cm.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok (l.4 amount: 1 dr. 5 ob. supplied in lacuna)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σ̣α̣ν̣μ̣ο̣ῦ̣ς̣ πράκτωρ. διέγραψεν Φανω-
2 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣θεως ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ πο-
3ταμοφυλακίδος δ (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
4ῥυπαρὰν (δραχμὴν) α (πεντώβολον). Σαραπίων γραμματεὺς ἔγραψα Τῦβι ι̅ζ̅.
1Sanmous, tax collector. Thus has paid Phano-
2?, son of ---this, for the contribution of
3river police boats of year 4 of Hadrian the lord,
4brutto, ? drachma. Sarapion, scribe, I have written, Tybi 17.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
29960 man Phano---, son of --- this ̅̅Φανω- ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣θεως pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 04 Tybi 17 120 January 13 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 310085
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 23115
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;1;4357
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310085 (= Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3161), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.