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Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 578

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 578
Publication Number O.Bodl. II 871
Current Location Oxford Ashmolean Museum
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [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 of Object September 30
Dating between 114 and 114
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
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 59
Column Height (in mm) 55
Line Distance 59 x 55


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for the canal of Trajan and for the salary of river police boats (dakikou potamou and opsonion potamophylakidon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Ammonios and Dionysios praktores and subscript of Ammonios.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 2-3, name: dia Peteesis doul(). l. 4 dakikou potamou l. 10 pra() or prak(tor)?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)
Comment on Religion priest: prophetes



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος καὶ Διονύσιος πράκτορες
2ἀργυρικῶν Σοήνης. διέγραψεν δι 1om. ed.
3Π̣ε̣τ̣ε̣ησις 2l. Π̣ε̣τ̣ε̣ήσεως, ed. ̣ ̣κσις δούλου Ὀννῶφρις
4προφήτης ὑπὲρ Δακικοῦ πο̣τ̣α̣μ̣οῦ <καὶ> μισ̣θ̣οῦ
5πο̣τ̣α̣μο̣φυλακίδος τοῦ ιζ (ἔτους)
6Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
7δραχμὰς ἓξ ὀβολοὺς πέντε (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ϛ (πεντώβολον).
8(ἔτους) ιη Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυ̣ρίου Φα̣ῶ̣φι γ̣̅.
9 Ἀμμώνιος
10προσ? 3or πρα̣(κτωρ)? (δραχμὰς) ϛ (πεντώβολον).

1 om. ed.
2 l. Π̣ε̣τ̣ε̣ήσεως, ed. ̣ ̣κσις
3 or πρα̣(κτωρ)?
1Ammonios and Dionysios, collectors
2of money taxes from Syene. Thus has paid through
3Peteesis, the slave, Onnophris,
4the prophetes, for the Dacian canal and for the wages
5for (the soldiers on) river police boats of year 17
6of Trajan the lord
7six drachmae and five oboloi, = 6 dr. 5 ob.
8Year 18 of Trajan the lord, Phaophi 3
9(2. hand) Ammonios,
10collector(?), 6 dr. 5 ob.
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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
    8090 not applicable (no further persons mentioned) (no further persons mentỈoned) (none)



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 18 Phaophi 03 114 September 30 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310176
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 71560
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.bodl:2:871
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310176 (= Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. 578), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.