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Ostr. London, British Library 5790

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5790
Publication Number O.Wilck. 304
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) Salt, Henry
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) Salt, Henry
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Krall, Jakob


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, 1. hand unknown, 2. hand: signature of Antonios Malchaios
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for harbour fees
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Antonios Malchaios, head of the harbour guard of Syene for harbour fees (enhormion) covering the months Choiak til Pharmouthi of year 18 of Trajan, paid by Harpaesis, the goose breeder, with signature of Antonios Malchaios.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντῶνις Μαλχαῖς ὁ ἀσχολούμενος
2τὴν ὁρμοφυλακίαν Σοήνης Ἁρπαήσι
3χηνοτρόπῳ χαίρειν. ἀπέχω παρ 1 l. παρὰ εσοῦ 2 l. σοῦ
4τὸ ἐνόρμιν ἀγωγίων ὧν ἐποιήσου τὰ ἀ-
5πὸ Χοίακ λ̅ ἕως Φαρμοῦθι 3 corr. ex φαρμουτι λ̅ τοῦ ιη̅ (ἔτους)
6Τραιανοῦ Ἀρίστου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
7Φαρμουτι λ̅. Ἀντώνιος Μαλχαῖος

1 l. παρὰ
2 l. σοῦ
3 corr. ex φαρμουτι
1Antonius Malchaios, in charge
2of the harbour guard of Syene, to Harpaesis,
3goose breeder, greetings. I have received from you
4the harbour dues for the cargoes you have made from
5Choiak 30 to Pharmouthi 30 of year 18
6of Traianus Optimus Caesar the lord,
7Pharmouthi 30. (2.hand) Antonius Malchaios,
8I have recieved.
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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
    15530 man Antonios Malchaios Ἀντῶνις Μαλχαοῖς Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 18 Pharmuthi 30 115 April 25 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310199
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76867
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;304
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310199 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5790), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .