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Ostr. London, British Library 14000 (5791h)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14000 (5791h)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 116
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
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Krall, Jakob


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 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 misthotes Valerion and his associate tax farmer through the scribe Sarapion for laographia and desmophylakon, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis (archive).
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
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 Παχνοῦβις Φανώ-
4φεως μητρὸς Ταχομτβῆκις λαογ(ραφίας)
5τετάρτου ἔτους Ἁδριανοῦ
6τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς ὀκτὼ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η
7Παῦνι ι̅ϛ̅. Μεσορὴ ̣ ̣ τὰς
8ἄλλας δραχμὰς ἐννέα (ἡμιωβέλιον),
9δεσμοοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) θ (ὀβολὸς) (γίνονται) ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς).
1Valerion and the other tax farmers of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene through Sarapion, scribe.
3Thus has paid Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis
4and the mother Tachomtbekis, for poll tax
5of the fourth year of Hadrian
6the lord eight drachmae, = 8 dr.,
7Payni 16. Mesore ?, the
8remaining nine drachmae 0,5 ob.,
9for prison guards 0,5 ob., = 9 dr. 1 ob., in total 17 dr. 1 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
    4307 man Pachnoubis (alias Pabos), son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis, (Thrakidas?) Παχνοῦβις Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 04 Payni 16 120 June 10 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310191
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76690
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;116
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310191 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14000 (5791h)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .