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Ostr. Leiden, RMO AT 87b

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Inventory Number Ostr. Leiden, RMO AT 87b
Publication Number O.Leid. 179 (O.Wilck. 23)
Current Location Leiden, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
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]
Finder (= First Purchaser) Anastasi, Giovanni
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1829 and 1897
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Anastasi, Giovanni
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Österreich, Erzherzog Rainer von
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
Comments on Object Objectnaam: ostracon; grieks Titel: kwitantie ; belasting ; wever ; linnen Periode: Grieks-Romeinse Periode ; Romeinse keizertijd Vindplaats: Syene; Aswan, Egypte, Afrika Materiaal: aardewerk Afmetingen: 10,5 x 8,5 cm Merkteken: ostraca ; Grieks ; Grieks-Romeins Opmerkingen: zie archief 6.4.3/18: - kopie en aantekeningen Reuvens en Wilcken Herkomst: Aankoop collectie Giovanni d'Anastasi. Literatuur: cat. Leemans I 455 cat. Bagnall/Sijpesteijn/Worp 179 Mon. II, 23, Pl.CCXXXIX, 455 zie archief 6.4.3/18 Andere nummers: I 455

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 Melanthis
Comments on Text Layout lower part of sherd empty
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 115
Column Height (in mm) 48
Line Distance 115 x 48


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for trade tax on linen weavers
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt for cheironaxion linohyphon pastophoron, written and given out by Melanthis, son of Hermodotos.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)
Comment on Religion pastophoroi



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Φενῶπις1l. Φανῶφις Παχομπαουοννώφριος
2ὑπὲρ χιρωναξίου 2 l. χει(ρωναξίου) λινύφων παστοφόρων
3τετάρτου (ἔτους) Οὐεσπασειανοῦ3 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου Μεσορὴ
4λ̅ ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς δέκα δύω4 l. δύο, (γίνονται) ιβ.
5Μελάνθις Ἑρμοδότου ἔγραψα.

1 l. Φανῶφις
2 l. χει(ρωναξίου)
3 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ
4 l. δύο
1Thus has paid Phanophis, son of Pachompaonnophris,
2for trade tax linen weavers who are pastophoroi,
3of the fourth year of Vespasian the lord, Mesore
430, silver drachmas twelve, = 12 dr.
5Melanthis, son of Hermodotos, I have written.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13140 man Melanthis (son of Hermodotos) praktor Μελανθις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 04 Mesore 30 72 August 23 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 310112
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 24735
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.leid;;179
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310112 (= Ostr. Leiden, RMO AT 87b), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.