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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0609

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0609
Publication Number O.Wilck. 251
Current Location Paris, Musée National du Louvre
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 archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 163 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation joined of two fragments

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 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis, for poll tax of year 3 of Marc Aurel and Verus, paid by Sarapion, son of Ammonios and the mother Senpetorzmethis.
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
2ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Παχνούβιος
3Πετορζμήθου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Σεραπίων Ἀμ-
4μωνίου μητρὸς Σενπετορζμήθιος ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας γ (ἔτους)
5δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ ὀβολὸν (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). (ἔτους) γ̅
6Ἀντωνείνου καὶ Οὐήρου
7Καισάρων τῶν κυρίων
8Σεβαστῶν Παῦνι ι̅γ̅.
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Pachnoubis,
3son of Petorzmethis, assistant. Thus has paid Serapion, son of
4Ammonios and the mother Senpetorzmethis, for poll tax of year 3,
5seventeen drachmas one obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 3
6of Antoninus and Verus
7Caesares the lords
8Augusti, Payni 13.
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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 13 163 June 7 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310215
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76818
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;251
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310215 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0609), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.