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Ostr. London, British Library 14130

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14130
Publication Number O.Wilck. 255
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
State of Preservation surface abraded and damaged.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) damage to the surface?
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe Pachnoubis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of tax farmer Ulpius Cerealis through the assistant Pachnoubis for geometria phoinikonos, paid by Bienchis, son of ?, on account of Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis?, and on account of NN, in year 4 of Marcus Aurelius and Verus.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 2: name of tax payer: Bienchis?, geometria l. 3 name: Phanopheos kai ono() ---
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κερεᾶλις μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης
2διὰ Παχνούβιος βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Βιή̣ν̣χ̣ις ̣ ̣ ̣ιος ὑ̣πὲρ γ̣εω̣μετρίας φοίνικος 1ed. διεγρ(άφησαν) [ὑπ(ὲρ) τι(μῆς) δ]η(μοσίου) φοίνικ(ος)
3γενήματος γ (ἔτους) ὀνόματος Παχνούβιος Φα̣ν̣ώ̣φιος 2ed. Φ[ά]φι(ος) (δραχμὰς) δ καὶ ὀ̣νόματος ̣ ̣ ̣?
4(δραχμὰς) δ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. (ἔτους) δ Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου
5Καισάρων τῶν κυρίων Ἁδριανοῦ ιβ.

1 ed. διεγρ(άφησαν) [ὑπ(ὲρ) τι(μῆς) δ]η(μοσίου) φοίνικ(ος)
2 ed. Φ[ά]φι(ος)
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
2through Pachnoubis, assistant. Thus have been paid for the price of public dates
3of the harvest of year 3, on the name of Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis?, 4 dr., and on the name of ?
44 dr., = 8 dr. Year 4 of Antoninus and Verus
5Caesares the lords, Hadrianos 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
    29420 man Bienchis, son of ? (163) Βιή̣ν̣χ̣(ις) ̣ ̣ ̣ιο(ς) pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 04 Hadrianos 12 163 December 9 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310197
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76822
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;255
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310197 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14130), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .