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Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 136 (sic?)

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Inventory Number Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 136 (sic?)
Publication Number SB 13200 = O.Erem. 22
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 116 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Palachemis?
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
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 Didymion praktor (through the scribe Palachemis), for Trade tax of year 18 of Trajan, paid by Bienchis --- and Askalas, son of Pasik; with signature of Didymion.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text photo missing.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Διδυμίων πράκτωρ. διέγραψε Βιῆγχις
2 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ Ἀσκαλᾶς Πασικ? ὑπὲρ χειροναξίου 1l. χειρωναξίου
3 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ιη (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ Ἀρίστου
4 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ δραχμὰς δώδεκα (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ
5 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ Ἀρίστου Καίσαρος τοῦ κ(υρίου) τοῦ κυρίου
6 -?- Φαμενὼθ κ̅α̅. Διδυμίων

1 l. χειρωναξίου
1Didymion, collector. Thus have paid Bienchis,
2son of NN, and Askalas, son of Pasik---?, for trade tax
3--- of year 18 of Traianus Optimus
4--- twelve drachmas, = 12 dr.
5(Year 12 of Traianus) Optimus Caesar the lord,
6--- Phamenoth 21. (hand 2) Didymion,
7I have received.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
28770 man Askalas, son of Pasik--- Ἀσκαλᾶς Πασικ pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 18 Phamenoth 21 116 March 17 CE date in text;




DatasetID 310225
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 18286
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.erem;;22
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310225 (= Ostr. St. Petersburg, Hermitage O. 136 (sic?)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.