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Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 123

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Inventory Number Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 123
Publication Number SB 13198 = O.Erem. 20

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 121 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 Palachemis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax of silver smiths (cheironaxion siderourgon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Didymion praktor, written by Palachemis the scribe, for trade tax of silversmiths, paid by Pachomparyothes, son of Sarapion and Thinpetorzmethis, grandson of Ammonios.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text photo missing: corr. l. 2 and 3 not certain
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Διδυμίων πράκτωρ διὰ Παλαχήμιος. δι̣έ̣-
2γραψε Παχομπαρυώθης 1ed. ΠαχυμπαρυώθηςΣαραπίωνος
3Ἀμμωνίου μητρὸς Θινπετορζμῆθις 2ed. Ἀρσιπετορζμῆθις ὑπὲρ
4χειροναξίου σιδηρουργῶν τοῦ πέμπτου (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ
5Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς εἴκοσι δ̣υ̣ό̣βολον
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον) Παῦνι β.

1 ed. Παχυμπαρυώθης
2 ed. Ἀρσιπετορζμῆθις
1Didymion, collector, through Palachemis. Thus has
2paid Pachomparyothes, son of Sarapion
3and the mother Psenpetorzmethis, grandson of Ammonios, for
4trade tax of silver smiths of the fifth year of Hadrian
5Caesar the lord, twenty drachmas two obols,
6= 20 dr. 2 ob., Payni 2.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4451 man Didymion praktor Διδυμίων Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 05 Payni 02 121 May 27 CE date in text;




DatasetID 310219
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 18294
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.erem;;20
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310219 (= Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 123), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.