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Ostr. London, British Library 12086

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12086
Publication Number O.Wilck. 210
Current Location London, British Library
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
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 incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of assistant Sokration?, son of Ammonios
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of misthotes Zenon, son of Herakleides, through the boethos Sokration, son of Ammonios, for geometria phoinikonon, paid by two sisters, Thinnebdoous and Thinatp(echnoumis), daughters of Petorzmethis, in year 10 of Antoninus Pius.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text l. 3 name: Thiatp(echnoubis)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender women as taxpayers and landholders
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ζήνων μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλ(ης) Σοή(νης) διὰ
2Σωκράτους Ἀμμωνίου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψαν
3Θιννεβδοοὺς καὶ Θινατπεχνούβιος 1ed. Θινατ( ) ἀμφότεραι
4Πετορσμήθιος τόπων β ὑπὲρ γεομετρίας 2 l. γεωμετρίας
5φοινικῶνος θ (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς ὀκτὼ ἱμιωβ(ολον) l. ἡμιω[βέλιον]
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) ι Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος τοῦ
7κυρίου Ἁθὺρ κ̅γ̅.

1 ed. Θινατ( )
2 l. γεωμετρίας
1Zenon, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through
2Sokration, son of Ammonios, assistant. Thus have paid
3Thinnebdoous and Thinatpechnoubis, both daughters
4of Petorzmethis, for 2 pieces of land for the survey tax
5of palm groves of year 9, eight drachmae and a half obol brutto,
6= 8 dr. 0,5 ob. Year 10 of Antoninus Caesar the
7lord, Hathyr 23.
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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
    15370 man Sokrates, son of Ammonios, boethos/Harbour guard Σωκρατίων Ἀμμωνίου Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 10 Hathyr 23 146 November 19 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310181
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76778
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;210
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310181 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12086), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .