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Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 120

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Inventory Number Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 120
Publication Number SB 13181 = O.Erem. 3

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 78 and
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 Melanthis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Melanthis for laographia of year 10 of Vespasian, paid by Asklepiades, son of Bassus, with signature of Melanthis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψε Ἀσκληπιάδης
2Βάσσου ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας δεκάτου
3(ἔτους) Οὐεσπασιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
4Μεσορὴ ι̅γ̅ τὰς λοιπὰς ἀργυρίου
5δραχμὰς ὠγκτώ 1 l. ὀκτώ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ.
6Μελάνθις ἔγραψα.

1 l. ὀκτώ
1Thus has paid Asklepiades,
2son of Bassus, for poll tax of the tenth
3year of Vespasian the lord,
4Mesore 13, the remaining silver
5drachmas eight, = 8 dr.
6Melanthis, I have written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13325 man Asklepiades, son of Bassos Ἀσκληπιάδης Βάσσου Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 10 Mesore 13 78 August 6 CE date in text;




DatasetID 310216
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 18268
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.erem;;3
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310216 (= Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 120), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.