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Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 121

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Inventory Number Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 121
Publication Number SB 13180 = O.Erem. 2

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 76 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 5
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 praktor Melanthis for and installment of laographia of year 8 of Vespasian, paid by Pasinous, son of Petorzmethis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok photo missing; check hand!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψε Πασεινου 1 l. Πασεινοῦς Πετορζμήθιος
2Πασεινοῦς ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ὠγδώου 2 l. ὀγδόου
3(ἔτους) Οὐεσπασειανοῦ 3 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ τοῦ
4κυρίου Μεσορὴ ι̅γ̅ ἐπὶ λόγου ἀργυρίου
5δραχμὰς ὠγκτώ 4 l. ὀκτώ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η.

1 l. Πασεινοῦς
2 l. ὀγδόου
3 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ
4 l. ὀκτώ
1Thus has paid Pasinous, son of Petorzmethis,
2grandson of Pasinous, for poll tax of the eighth
3year of Vespasian the
4lord, Mesore 13, on account, silver
5drachmas eight, = 8 dr.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13355 man Pasinous, son of Petorzmethis, grandson of Pasinous (O.Erem. 2) Πασινοῦς Πετορζμήθιος Πασεινοῦς Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 08 Mesore 13 76 August 6 CE date in text;




DatasetID 310217
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 18267
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.erem;;2
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310217 (= Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 121), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.