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Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19897

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Inventory Number Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19897
Publication Number O.Wilck. 168
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 138 and 139
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 Pachompsachis; hand 2 unknown?
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 14
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion) and poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Valerios Marion and his associate supervisors (epiteretai) through the assistant Pachompsachis for installments for trade tax of year 22 of Hadrian and for trade tax of year 1 of Antoninus Pius (= year 22 of Hadrian) and for poll tax of year 20 of Hadrian, paid by Zmenpos, son of Petorzmethis alias Dax.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok check photo for second hand***
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Μαρίων καὶ οἱ
2σὺν αὐτ ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης
3Σοήνης διὰ Παχομψᾶχις
4βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Ζμενπὼς Πε-
5τορζμήθου τοῦ καὶ Δακ̣ὸς ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου
6κβ (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος
7τοῦ κυρίου ἐπὶ λόγου ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς δέκα δύο
8(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ. (ἔτους) κβ Ἁδριανοῦ
9Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
10Μεσορὴ ιδ.
11 β (ἔτους) Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος
12τοῦ κυρίου διέγραψεναὐτὸς ὑπὲρ χειροναξίου 1 l. χειρω(ναξίου)
13α (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) η (διώβολον), ὁ αὐτὸς λαογραφίας
14κ (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) γ (τριώβολον).

1 l. χειρω(ναξίου)
1Valerius Marion and his
2associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate
3of Syene, through Pachompsachis,
4assistant. Thus has paid Zmenpos, son of Pe-
5torzmethis alias Dax, for trade tax
6of year 22 of Hadrian Caesar
7the lord, on account, twelve drachmas brutto,
8= 12 dr. Year 22 of Hadrian
9Caesar the lord,
10Mesore 14.
11(hand 2) Year 2 of Antoninus Caesar
12the lord. Thus has paid the same for trade tax
13of year 1, 8 dr. 2 ob., brutto; the same for poll tax
14of year 20 (of Hadrian) 3 dr. 3 ob., brutto.
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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
    12740 man Pachompsachis scribe Παχομψᾶχις boethos Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 02 138 CE 139 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310164
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76738
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;168
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310164 (= Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19897), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.