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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0655

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0655
Publication Number O.Wilck. 290
Current Location Paris, Musée National du Louvre
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 archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 207 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) surface abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Marcus Annius Nemonianus the younger, assistant.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the tax farmers (misthotai) Iulius Maximus and Leonides, son of Eutychos, through the assistant Marcus, for poll tax of year 15, paid by Bienchis, son of Bienchis and Tanapotis, in year 16 of Severus, Caracalla and Geta.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 2 // = l. Biencheos.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἰούλιος Μάξιμος
2καὶ Λεωνίδης Εὐτύχου
3μισθωταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διʼ ἐ-
4μοῦ Μάρκου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
5Βιῆγχις // 1l. Βιήγχεως μητρὸς Ταναπώτιος ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας
6λημμάτων ιε (ἔτους) ἄλλας δραχμὰς ὀκτὼ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η.
7(ἔτους) ιϛ// Τῦβι α̅.

1 l. Βιήγχεως
1Iulius Maximus
2and Leonides, son of Eutychos,
3tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through
4me, Marcus, assistant. Thus has paid
5Bienchis, son of Bienchis and the mother Tanapotis, for poll tax
6of the accounting of year 15 further eight drachmae, = 8 dr.
7Year 16, Tybi 1.
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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
    24850 man Bienchis, son of Bienchis and Tanapotis Βιῆγχις // Βιήγχεως μητ(ρὸς) Ταναπ(ώτιος) Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Septimius Severus + Caracalla + Geta 16 Tybi 01 207 December 28 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310153
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76854
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;290
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310153 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0655), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.