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Ostr. London, British Library 5826

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 5826
Publication Number O.Wilck. 245
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 9
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 assitant Pachnoubis for laographia of year 1 of Marcus Aurelius and Verus, paid by Sarapion, son of Ammonios and Thinpetorzmethis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. no hand change in l. 5 in the correction of the cipher for the year.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κερεᾶλις μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης
2Σοήνης διὰ Παχνοῦβις βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
3Σεραπίων Ἀμμωνίου μητρὸς Θινπετορζμήθου
4ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας α (ἔτους) δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ ὀβολὸν, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς).
5(ἔτους) ⟦β⟧ α Αὐτοκράτορος Καίσαρος Μάρκου
6Αὐρηλίου Ἀντωνίνου Σεβαστοῦ
7καὶ Αὐτοκράτορος Καίσαρος Λουκίου
8Αὐρηλίου Οὐήρου Σεβαστοῦ
9Παχὼν κ̅ζ̅.
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate
2of Syene, through Pachnoubis, assistant. Thus has paid
3Sarapion, son of Ammonios and the mother Thinpetorzmethis,
4for poll tax of year 1 seventeen drachmae one obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob.
5Year 1 of Imperator Caesar Marcus
6Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
7and Imperator Caesar Lucius
8Aurelius Verus Augustus,
9Pachon 27.
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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 01 Pachons 27 161 May 22 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310212
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76812
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;245
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310212 (= Ostr. London, British Library 5826), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .