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Ostr. London, British Library 5821

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5821
Publication Number O.Wilck. 252
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 Pachnoubis
  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 misthotes Ulpius Cerealis through the assistant Pachnoubis for laographia 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)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κερεᾶλις μισθωτὴς
2ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ
3Παχνοῦβις βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
4Πατσίβτις Πετορζμήθου μητρὸς
5Σενπελαίας ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας γ (ἔτους)
6δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ ὀβολὸν
7(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). (ἔτους) γ̅
8Αὐρηλίων τῶν
9κυρίων Σεβαστῶν
10Παῦνι κ̅η̅.
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene through
3Pachnoubis, assistant. Thus has paid
4Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and the mother
5Senpelaia, for poll tax of year 3
6seventeen drachmae one obol,
7= 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 3
8of the Aurelii the
9lords Augusti,
10Payni 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
    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 Payni 28 163 June 22 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310210
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76819
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;252
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310210 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5821), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .