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Ostr. London, British Library 13997 (5790f)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 13997 (5790f)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 194
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 of Palachemis 2
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the supervisors (epiteretai) Tiberius Iulius Longinus and Valerius, son of Sokrates, together with the tax farmer (misthotai) Herakleides and Isidoros through the assistant Palachemis, for cheironaxion of year 6 of Antoninus Pius, paid by Kasis, son of Patseos and Thimeaus.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 6 name: Patseotos, l. 7 Thimeautios no change of hand in l 10
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Τιβέριος Ἰούλιος Λονγεῖνος
2καὶ Οὐαλέριος Σωκράτους
3καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς
4πύλης Σοήνης, ἐπακολουθούντων Ἡρακλείδου
5καὶ Ἰσιδώρου μισθωτῶν διὰ Παλαχήμιος
6βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Κᾶσις Πατσεῶτ̣ος 1ed. Πατεπ̣ῶτ̣ος
7μητρὸς Θιμεαύτιος χειροναξίου 2 l. χειρω(ναξίου) ϛ (ἔτους)
8δραχμὰς δέκα δύο (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ. (ἔτους) ζ
9Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
10Ἁθὺρ γ. θ̅, ὁ αὐτὸς διέγραψεν χειροναξίου 3 l. χειρω(ναξίου) δραχμὰς
11ὀκτὼ ὀβολοὺς δύο (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η (διώβολον).

1 ed. Πατεπ̣ῶτ̣ος
2 l. χειρω(ναξίου)
3 l. χειρω(ναξίου)
1Tiberius Iulius Longinus
2and Valerius, son of Sokrates,
3and their associate supervisors of the Sacred
4Gate of Syene, further being present Herakleides
5and Isidoros, tax farmers, through Palachemis,
6assistant. Thus has paid Kasis, son of Patseos
7and the mother Thimeautis, for trade tax of year 6,
8twelve drachmae, = 12 dr. Year 7
9of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
10Hathyr 3. On (Hathyr) 9 has the same paid for trade tax
11eight drachmae, two oboloi, = 9 dr. 2 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
    12980 man Herakleides misthotes Ἡρακλείδης misthotes Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 07 Hathyr 03 143 October 31 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310189
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76762
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;194
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310189 (= Ostr. London, British Library 13997 (5790f)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .