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Ostr. London, British Library 14175

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14175
Publication Number O.Wilck. 288
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 unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for the price of public dates
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Apollonios, son of Ammonios, and Sarapion, son of Hippolytos, praktores of Syene, for time demosiou phoinikos, paid by Harpaesis on account of Pachnoumis, son of Pach(noubis?) and Tithoes, daughter of Pachnoubis, in year 5 of Septimius Severus.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3 name Pachnoum() Pach(), l. 4 name Pachnoub()
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as landowners, sister? to the other landowner
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀπολλῶνις 1l. Ἀπολλώνιος Ἀμμωνίου καὶ Σαραπίων Ἱππολύτου
2πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Σοήνης. διέγραψεν Ἁρπαῆσις Ἐσμήτιος// ὑπὲρ τιμῆς
3δημοσίου φοίνικος γενήματος δ (δραχμὰς) ὀνόματος Παχνοῦμις ε Παχνούβιος 2ed. Ταχουμ Traces ο ̣ ̣[ ̣ ̣]
4καὶ Τιθοήους Παχνούβιος 3ed. Ταχνούβ(ιος) δραχμὰς πέντε ὀβολόν,
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ε (ὀβολὸς). (ἔτους) ε// Παοῖνι κ̅η̅.

1 l. Ἀπολλώνιος
2 ed. Ταχουμ Traces ο ̣ ̣[ ̣ ̣]
3 ed. Ταχνούβ(ιος)
1Apollonios, son of Ammonios, and Sarapion, son of Hippolytos,
2collectors of money taxes of Syene. Thus has paid Harpaesis, son of Esmetis, for the price
3of public dates of the harvest of year 4, on the name of Pach(n)oumis, son of Pach(noubis?),
4and Tithoes, daughter of Pachnoubis, five drachmae one obolos,
5= 5 dr. 1 ob. Year 5, Payni 28.
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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
    15490 man Apollonios, son of Ammonios, praktor So. Ἀπολλῶνις Ἀμμωνίου Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Septimius Severus 05 Payni 28 197 June 22 CE date in text, emperor incertain;



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    DatasetID 310198
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76852
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;288
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310198 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14175), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .