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Ostr. New York, Brooklyn Museum 16.580.387

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Inventory Number Ostr. New York, Brooklyn Museum 16.580.387
Publication Number O.Wilb. 9
Current Location New York, Brooklyn Museum
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]
Type of Discovery excavation or purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Wilbour, Charles Edwin
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) "Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour."
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 129 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface abraded and damaged.

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) suface damaged and abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, hand of Sarapion 1
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Arrius Publianus and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gale of Syene (through the scribe Sarapion) for pll tax of year 13 of Hadrian, paid by Pansnos, son of Pachomchemis and Senpetorzmethis, with signature of Arrius Publianus.
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
1Ἄρειος Πουπλιανὸς καὶ οἱ
2σὺν αὐτῶι ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς
3πύλης Σοήνης. διέγραψεν Ψ̣α̣ν̣-
4σνῶς Παχομχή̣μ̣εως μητ(ρὸς)
5Σενπτορζμήθιος 1 l. Σενπετορζμήθ(ιος) ὑ̣π̣ὲρ λ̣α̣ο̣γ̣ραφίας τοῦ τρισ-
6καιδεκάτου ἔτους Ἁ̣δριανοῦ̣
7Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίο̣υ̣ δ̣ρ̣α̣χ̣μὰς δέκ̣α̣
8ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δ̣ε̣σ̣μ̣οφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ι̣ζ̣ (ὀβολὸς). Παχὼν
10 Ἄρριος Πουπλιανὸς σεση(μείωμαι)
11δραχμὰς δέκα ἑ̣π̣τ̣ὰ̣ ὀβολ(όν)
12(δραχμαὶ) ι̣ζ (ὀβολός).

1 l. Σενπετορζμήθ(ιος)
1Arrius Publianus and his
2associate supervisors of the Sacred
3Gate of Syene. Thus has paid Psan-
4snos, son of Pachomchemis and the mother
5Senpetorzmethis, for poll tax of the
6thirteenth year of Hadrian
7Caesar the lord, drachmae seven-
8teen 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob. Pachon
10Arrius Publianus, I have signed
11(for) seventeen drachmae one obol,
1217 dr. 1 ob.
Brooklyn 16.580.387_S1
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Brooklyn 16.580.387_S2
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    13010 man Arrius Publianus epiteretes Areios Pouplianos Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 13 Pachons 28 129 May 23 CE date in text;



    Brooklyn 16.580.387_S1
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    Brooklyn 16.580.387_S2
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    DatasetID 310101
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76521
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilb;;9
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310101 (= Ostr. New York, Brooklyn Museum 16.580.387), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.