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Ostr. London, British Library 14047 (5791n)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14047 (5791n)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 89
Current Location London, British Library
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
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 purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Chester, Greville John
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt unknown
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Chester, Greville John
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Krall, Jakob
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
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 unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for the Dacian canal of Trajan and for the salary of river police boats (dakikou potamou and opsonion potamophylakidon)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Ammonios and Dionysios, pratores argyrikon of Syene, for dakikos potamos and for misthos potamophylakidon, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis (archive?)
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3 und 5 (Dakikos potamos), end of l. 5 kyriou belongs to titulature in l. 6.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος καὶ Διονύσιος πράκτορες ἀργυρικῆς Σοήνης.
2διέγραψεν Παχνοῦβις Φανώφιος
3μητρὸς Ταχομτβῆκις δακικοῦ ποταμοῦ 1ed. ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣υ
4καὶ μισθο π̣οταμο̣φυλακίδος ιζ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ
5τοῦ κυρίου ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς ἓξ ὀβολοὺς πέντε 2ed. κ ̣ ̣ ̣[ ̣ ̣]
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ϛ (πεντώβολον). (ἔτους) ιζ Τραι̣α̣ν̣ο̣ῦ̣ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυ̣ρίου 3 ed. Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
7Μεσορὴ κ̅ζ̅.

1 ed. ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣υ
2 ed. κ ̣ ̣ ̣[ ̣ ̣]
3 ed. Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
1Ammonios and Dionysios, collectors of money taxes of Syene.
2Thus has paid Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis
3and the mother Tachomtbekis, for the Dacian canal (of Trajan)
4and for the wages for (the soldiers on) river police boats of year 17 of Trajan
5the lord six silver drachmae and five oboloi,
6= 6 dr. 5 Ob. Year 17 of Trajan Caesar the lord,
7Mesore 27.
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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
    12435 man Ammonios praktor (Syene) Ammonios praktor Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 17 Mesore 27 114 August 20 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310160
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76667
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;89
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310160 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14047 (5791n)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).