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Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19896

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Inventory Number Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19896
Publication Number O.Wilck. 125
Current Location Vatican 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 123 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
State of Preservation (Text) check photo???
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Sarapion 1
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon)
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of supervisor (epiteretes) Sempronius Celer and his associates through the scribe Sarapion for laographia and desmophylakia of year 7 of Hadrian, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia, grandson of Psansnos (archive) in year 8 of Hadrian
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3: name of scribe: Sarap(ionos) check photo!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σεμπρώνιος Κέλερ καὶ οἱ σὺν
2αὐτ ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοή-
3νης δι Σαραπίωνος 1ed. Σαραπ(αμμῶνος). διέγραψεν Πα-
4τίβπτις Πετορζμήθιος τοῦ Ψαν-
5σνῶτος μητρὸς Σενπελαίας
6ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ ἑβδόμου
7ἔτους Ἁδριανοῦ
8Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
9δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον),
10δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς).
11(ἔτους) η Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
12Φαῶφι ϛ̅.

1 ed. Σαραπ(αμμῶνος)
1Sempronius Celer and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
3through Sarapion. Thus has paid Pa-
4tsibtis, son of Petorzmethis, grandson of Psan-
5snos, of the mother Senpelaia,
6for poll tax of the seventh
7year of Hadrian
8Caesar the lord,
9seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob.,
10for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob.
11Year 8 of Hadrian the lord,
12Phaophi 6.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή- νης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4791 man Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia, grandson of Psansnos Πατσιβτις Πετορζμήθου Σενπελαίας, τοῦ Ψανσνῶτ(ος) (WO 125) Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 08 Phaophi 06 123 October 4 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310163
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76698
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;125
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310163 (= Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19896), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.