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Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3154

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Inventory Number Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3154
Publication Number SB I 4361
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 139
Dating between 139 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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of praktor Petesouchos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats and certificates of billeting and for guard posts (merismos potamophylakidon and diplon and stationos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Petesouchos for the contribution of river police boats, billeting and a guard post. (merismos potamophylakidon, diplon and stationos), paid by Zmenpos, son of Petorzmethis and Tisatis, Mecheir 24. Receipt ? , 0139. In Greek. 6 x 8 cm.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Πετεσοῦχος πράκτωρ. διέγραψεν
2Ζμεντπῶς Πετορζ̣μήθεως
3μητρὸς Τισᾶτις ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ
4ποταμοφυλακίδος β (ἔτους) Ἀντωνείνου
5Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ῥυπαροὺς (διώβολον) (χαλκοῦς 4),
6διπλῶν (δραχμὰς) γ (ὀβολὸν), στατίωνος (χαλκοῦς 2). Μεχεὶρ ιθ̣.
1Petesouchos, tax collector. Thus has paid
2Zmenpos, son of Petorzmethis
3and the mother Tisatis, for the contribution
4of river polic boats of year 2 of Antoninus
5Caesar the lord, brutto, 2 ob. 4 chalk.,
6for billeting 3 dr. 1 ob., for guard posts 2 ch., Mechir 19.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4251 man Petesouchos praktor Πετεσουχος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 02 Mecheir 19 139 February 13 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 310264
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 23119
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;1;4361
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310264 (= Ostr. Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library 3154), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.