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Ostr. London, British Library 13979 (5790l)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 13979 (5790l)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 98
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 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 currently unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Ammonios, son of Ammonas, and Dionysios, praktores of Soene, for merismos of year 18 of Trajan, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis (archive), with signature of Ammonios.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 4: 1 Dr. + 1 Ob.*, cf. WO 99!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος Ἀμμωνᾶτος καὶ Διονύσιος πράκτορες
2ἀργυρικῶν Σοήνης. διέγραψεν Παχνοῦβις Φενώ-
3φεως μητρὸς Ταχομτβῆκις μερισμὸν ιη (ἔτους)
4(δραχμὴν) α (ὀβολόν). 1ed. (δραχμὴν) α. διʼ Ἀμμωνίου (ἔτους) ιη Τραιανοῦ Ἀρίστου
5τοῦ κυρίου Μεσορὴ ε̅.

1 ed. (δραχμὴν) α.
1Ammonios, son of Ammonas, and Dionysios, collectors
2of money taxes of Syene. Thus has paid Pachnoubis, son of
3Phanophis and the mother Tachomtbekis, for the contribution of year 18,
41 dr. 1 Ob. Through Ammonios. Year 18 of Traianus Optimus
5the lord, Mesore 5.
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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
    12435 man Ammonios praktor (Syene) Ammonios praktor Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 18 Mesore 05 115 July 29 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310188
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76673
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;98
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310188 (= Ostr. London, British Library 13979 (5790l)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .