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Ostr. London, British Library 5800

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5800
Publication Number O.Wilck. 250
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
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
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, hand of Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the tax farmer (misthotes) Ulpius Cerealis through the assistant (boethos) Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis, for cheironaxion of year 3 of Marcus Aurelius and Verus, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia (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
1Οὔλπιος Κερεᾶλις μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς
2πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Παχνοῦβις
3Πετορζμήθου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Πατσίβτις
4Πετορζμήθου μητρὸς Σενπελαίας ὑπὲρ
5χειρωναξίου γ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς εἴκοσι ὀβολοὺς
6δύο (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον). (ἔτους) γ
7Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου
8Καισάρων τῶν κυρίων
9Σεβαστῶν Φαμενὼθ λ̅.
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene, through Pachnoubis,
3son of Petorzmethis, assistant. Thus has paid Patsibtis,
4son of Petorzmethis and the mother Senpelaia, for
5trade tax of year 3, twenty drachmae two
6oboloi, = 20 dr. 2 ob. Year 3
7of Antoninus and Verus
8Caesares the lords
9Augusti, Phamenoth 30.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13710 man Pachnoumis, son of Petosorsmetis (boethos) Παχνουβις; Pa-Hnm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı-Wsır-ns-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 03 Phamenoth 30 163 March 26 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 310201
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76817
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;250
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310201 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5800), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .