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Ostr. London, British Library 13970 (5791f)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 13970 (5791f)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 106
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
Finder (= First Purchaser) Chester, Greville John
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
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Krall, Jakob


Object Type ostracon
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, hand of scribe Sarapion
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax and prison guards
Ancient Archives private archive | Harpaesis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the Valerion and his associate tax farmers through the scribe Sarapion for laographia and desmophylakon of year 20 of Trajan, paid by Harpaesis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis (archive).
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 7 taken out a wrong supply
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλερίων καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ μισθωταὶ ἱερᾶς
2πύλης Σοήνης δι Σαραπίωνος γραμματέως.
3διέγραψεν Ἁρπάησις Φανώφε-
4ως μητρὸς Ταχομτβῆκις
5λαογραφίας κ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ Ἀρίστου
6τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς δέκα ἑ-
7πτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον) δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). 1ed. [διὰ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
8Ἐπεὶφ ι̅β̅.

1 ed. [διὰ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
1Valerion and the other tax farmers of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene through Sarapion, the scribe.
3Thus has paid Harpaesis, son of Phanophis
4and the mother Tachomtbekis,
5for poll tax of year 20 of Traianus Optimus
6the lord seventeen drachmae
7and 0,5 Ob., for prison guards 0,5 Ob., = 17 dr. 1 Ob.
8Epeiph 12.
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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
    12440 man Harpaesis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis Harpaesis Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 20 Epeiph 12 117 July 6 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310187
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76681
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;106
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310187 (= Ostr. London, British Library 13970 (5791f)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .