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Ostr. Leiden, RMO BA 200

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Inventory Number Ostr. Leiden, RMO BA 200
Publication Number O.Leid. 176 (O.Wilck. 3)
Current Location Leiden, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: medium
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Finder (= First Purchaser) N.M. van Beeftingh
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) N.M. van Beeftingh
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
State of Preservation last line abraded
Comments on Object Objectnaam: ostracon; grieks Titel: kwitantie ; belasting ; personele Periode: Grieks-Romeinse Periode ; Romeinse keizertijd Vindplaats: Syene; Aswan, Egypte, Afrika Materiaal: aardewerk Afmetingen: 9,5 x 8,5 cm Merkteken: ostraca ; Grieks ; Grieks-Romeins Herkomst: Aangekocht uit de nalatenschap van wijlen dhr. van Beeftingh te Rotterdam en door deze in Egypte verzameld. Literatuur: cat. Bagnall/Sijpesteijn/Worp 176 Berichtigungsliste 9 (1995), 386

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 xxx
Comments on Text Layout lower half of sherd empty
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 95
Column Height (in mm) 60
Line Distance 95 x 60


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 for laographia with signature of Ammonios, son of Apollonios, paid by Zmethis, son of Pachnoubis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text subscript: first part of the name of the countersigner was left out in ed. pr., but week traces confirm the reading Amm(onios) before Apoll(oniou).
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
2Ζμηύθιος1l. Ζμῆθις Παχνούβιος
3ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ πέμτου2 l. πέμπτου (ἔτους)
4Τιβερίου Καίσαρος Σεβαστοῦ
5Φαρμοῦθι κ̅ζ̅ ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς ὀκτώι 3 l. ὀκτώ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η.
6μμ(ώνιος) Ἀπολλωνίου 4ed. Ἀπολ(λώνιος) ἐπηκολούθηκα.

1 l. Ζμῆθις
2 l. πέμπτου
3 l. ὀκτώ
4 ed. Ἀπολ(λώνιος)
1Thus has paid
2Zmethis, son of Pachnoubis,
3for poll tax of the fifth year
4of Tiberius Caesar Augustus
5Pharmouthi 27, silver drachmas eight, = 8 dr.
6Ammonios, son of Apollonios, I have checked.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13870 man Ammonios, son of Apollonios, countersigner Ἀμμώνιος Ἀπολλωνίου Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Tiberius 05 Pharmuthi 27 19 April 22 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 310114
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 24732
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.leid;;176
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310114 (= Ostr. Leiden, RMO BA 200), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.