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Ostr. London, British Library 12462

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12462
Publication Number O.Wilck. 119
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 upper corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe Sarapion
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the Valerion and his associate taxfarmers through the scribe Sarapion for laographia and desmophylakon of year 4 of Hadrian, paid by Kalasiris, son of Psansnos, in year 5 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. date 21. Choiak
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλερίων καὶ οἱ λοιπ(οὶ) μισθ(ωταὶ) ἱερᾶς
2πύλης Σοήνης δι Σαραπ(ίωνος) γρ(αμματέως).
3διέγραψεν Καλασεῖρις Ψαν-
4σνῶτος λαογραφίας δ (ἔτους)
5Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
6δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον),
7δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς).
8(ἔτους) ε Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
9Χοίακ κα. 1ed. ιϛ

1 ed. ιϛ
1Valerion and the other tax farmers of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene through Sarapion, scribe.
3Thus has paid Kalasiris, son of Psan-
4snos, for poll tax of year 4
5of Hadrian the lord
6seventeen drachmae and 0,5 Ob.,
7for prison guards 0,5 Ob., = 17 Dr. 1 Ob.
8Year 5 of Hadrian the lord,
9Choiak 21.
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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
    15460 man Kalasiris, son of Psansnos and Thinpetorzmethis Καλασεῖρις Ψανσνῶτος Θινπετορζμῆθις Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 05 Choiak 21 120 December 17 CE date in text, day corrected.;



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    DatasetID 310186
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76692
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;119
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310186 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12462), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .