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Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 136

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Inventory Number Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 136
Publication Number SB 13199 = O.Erem. 21
Current Location St. Petersburg, Eremitage
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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 120 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 Sarapion 1
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of tax farmer Valerion through the scribe Sarapion for trade tax of year 3 of Hadrian, paid by Phanophis in year 4 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text photo missing.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ο̣ὐ̣αλ̣ερίων καὶ οἱ σ̣ὺ̣ν̣ α̣ὐ̣τ̣ῷ μισθ(ωταὶ)
2ἱερᾶς πύλης Σο̣ήνης δ̣ι̣ὰ̣ Σ̣α̣ρ̣απίωνος γ̣ρ̣αμματέως.
3διέγραψε Φανώφιος ὑ̣π̣ὲ̣ρ̣
4χειροναξίου 1l. χειρωναξίου τρίτου
5ἔτους Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
6δραχμὰς δέκα δύο
7(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ. (ἔτους) δ Ἁδριανοῦ
8τοῦ κυρίου
9Μεχὶρ ι̅η̅.

1 l. χειρωναξίου
1Valerion and his associate tax farmers
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene through Sarapion, scribe.
3Thus has paid Phanophis for
4trade tax of the third
5year of Hadrian the lord,
6twelve drachmas,
7= 12 dr. Year 4 of Hadrian
8the lord,
9Mechir 18.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σο̣ήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    28760 man Phanophis (erem 21) Φανῶφις pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 04 Mecheir 18 120 February 13 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 310224
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 18293
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.erem;;21
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310224 (= Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 136), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.