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Ostr. London, British Library 5801

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5801
Publication Number O.Wilck. 181
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) Salt, Henry
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
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 Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for trade tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the misthotai Herakleides and Isidoros through the assistant Pachompsachis for cheironaxion of year 4 of Antoninus Pius, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia (archive).
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 4 name Thinpelaia, s. ZPE 202, p. 224, n. 19
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἡρακλείδης καὶ Ἰσίδωρος
2μισθωταὶ πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Παχομ-
3ψᾶχις βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Πατσεί-
4βδις Πετορζμήθου μητρὸς Θινπελαίας1ed. Θιντ̣ρ̣εμίθης(?) ὑπὲρ
5χειρωναξίου 2 χει corr. ex λαο δ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς εἴκοσι
6ὀβολοὺς δύο (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον). (ἔτους) δ
7Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
8τοῦ κυρίου Μεσορὴ ι̅.

1 ed. Θιντ̣ρ̣εμίθης(?)
2 χει corr. ex λαο
1Herakleides and Isidoros,
2tax farmers of the Gate of Syene, through Pachom-
3psachis, assistant. Thus has paid Patsi-
4bdis, son of Petorzmethis and the mother Thinpelaia, for
5trade tax of year 4, twenty drachmae
6two oboloi, = 20 dr. 2 ob. Year 4
7of Antoninus Caesar
8the lord, Mesore 10.
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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
    12980 man Herakleides misthotes Ἡρακλείδης misthotes Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 04 Mesore 10 141 August 3 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310202
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76751
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;181
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310202 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5801), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .