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Ostr. London, British Library 5802

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5802
Publication Number O.Wilck. 188
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
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 Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
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 laographia of year 4 of Antoninus Pius, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia (archive) in year 5.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. for tax year 5 cf. ZPE 202, 224, no. 21.
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
3Παχομψᾶχις βοηθοῦ.
4διέγραψεν Πατσεῖδις
5Πετορζμήθου ὑπὲρ
6λαογραφίας δ 1or ε? cf. ZPE 202, 224, n. 20 (ἔτους) δραχμὰς δέκα
7ἑπτὰ ὀβολὸν, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). (ἔτους) ε
8Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
9τοῦ τοῦ κυρίου Παῦνι

1 or ε? cf. ZPE 202, 224, n. 20
1Herakleides and Isidoros,
2tax farmers of the Gate of Syene, through
3Pachompsachis, assistant.
4Thus has paid Patsibdis,
5son of Petorzmethis, for
6poll tax of year 4 (or 5?) seventeen drachmae
7one obolos, = 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 5
8of Antoninus Caesar
9the lord, Payni
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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 05 Payni 13 142 June 7 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310203
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76757
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;188
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310203 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5802), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .