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Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3155

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Inventory Number Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3155
Publication Number SB I 4353
Current Location Cambridge, Harvard, Houghton Library
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 of Object 112
Dating between 112 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 Lucius Aurelius
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion), paid by Petorzmethis alias Ploups, son of Peteuris and and Tisatis, signed by the supervisor Lucius Aurelius. Receipt ? 0112. In Greek. 6.5 x 10.5 cm.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πετορζμῆτις Πετεύρεως
2Πλοῦψ μητρὸς Τισᾶτις ὑπὲρ χιροναξίου
3τοῦ ιε (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς
4δέκα δύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ. (ἔτους) ιε Τραιανοῦ
5τοῦ κυρίου, Τῦβι θ̅, δι Λουκίου Αὐρηλίου
1Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Peteuris
2and the mother Tisatis, alias Ploups, for trade tax
3for year 15 of Trajan the lord, drachmas
4twelve, = 12 dr. Year 15 of Trajan
5the lord, Tybi 9. Through Lucius Aurelius,
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4325 man Lucius Aurelius epiteretes Παχνοῦβις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 15 Tybi 09 112 January 5 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 310263
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 23111
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;1;4353
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310263 (= Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3155), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.