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Ostr. Bruxelles E 387

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Collection Bruxelles, Musées royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Bruxelles
Inventory Number Ostr. Bruxelles E 387
Publication Number O.Brüssel 4
Current Location Bruxelles, Royal 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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 128 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 Palachemis, son of Zmenpos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for harbour fees
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Palachemis, son of Zmentpos, to Kalasiris, son of Sansnos, for fees of the harbour guardthe harbour fees (enhormia) from Tybi to Pharmouthi of year 12 of Hadrian
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Παλαχῆμις Ζμεντπῶτος ἀσχολούμενος τὴν ὁρμοφυλακίαν Σοήνης
2Καλασειρις 1 l. Καλασειρίδει Σανσνῶτος χαίρειν. ἀπέχω παρὰ σοῦ τὰ̣ ἐνόρμια
3ἀγωγίων ὧν ἐποιήσου 2 l. ἐποιήσω τὰ ἀπὸ Τῦβι ἕως
4Φαρμοῦθι λ̅ τοῦ ιβ (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος
5τοῦ κυρίου ἐπὶ λόγῳ.

1 l. Καλασειρίδει
2 l. ἐποιήσω
1Palachemis, son of Zmentpos, port officer in charge of the harbour guard of Syene,
2to Kalasiris, son of Sansnos, greeting. Ich have from you the harbour fees
3for cargo you have med from Tybi to
4Pharmouthi 30 of year 12 of Hadrian Caesar
5the lord, on account.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    17400 man Kalasiris, son of Sansnos Καλασεῖρι Σανσνωτος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 12 Pharmuthi 30 128 April 25 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 310150
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24369
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.brux;;4
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310150 (= Ostr. Bruxelles E 387), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.