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Ostr. London, British Library 14048 (5791g)

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14048 (5791g)
Publication Number O.Wilck. 115
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
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 Sarapion
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for poll tax and prison guards
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of tax farmer Valerion through the scribe Sarapion for laographia and desmophylakia of year 3 of Hadrian, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis (archive) in year 4 of Hadrian.
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 λοιποὶ μισθωταὶ ἱερᾶς
2πύλης Σοήνης δι Σαραπίωνος γραμματέως.
3διέγραψεν Παχνοῦβις Φανώφεως
4μητρὸς Ταχομτβῆκις λαογραφίας τρίτου
5ἔτους Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
6κατὰ μέρος δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον),
7δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). (ἔτους) δ
8Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
9Μεχὶρ ι̅ζ̅.
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 of the third
5year of Hadrian the lord,
6in installments, seventeen drachmae 0,5 Ob.,
7for prison guards 0,5 Ob., = 17 Dr. 1 Ob. Year 4
8of Hadrian the lord,
9Mechir 17.
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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 Mecheir 17 120 February 12 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310193
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76689
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;115
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310193 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14048 (5791g)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .