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Ostr. Durham, Cathedral Library 18.9.120

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Inventory Number Ostr. Durham, Cathedral Library 18.9.120
Publication Number O.Minor C 1
Current Location University of Durham, University Museums
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 157 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right
Comments on Object Fragment of wheel turned vessel. Light orange-pink interior, dark reddish-brown exterior.

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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe Serenus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the tax farmer Stlaccius through his assistant Serenos for poll tax of year 20 of Antoninus, paid by Menophilos the elder, son of Orbais and the mother Tisatis, in two installments of 8 Dr. and 9 Dr. 1 Ob.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 5: ho aut(os)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Στλάκκιος μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Σερήνου
2βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Μηνόφειλος με̣ίζ̣(ων) Ὀρβάειτος
3μητρὸς Τισᾶτις ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας κ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς ὀ̣κτὼ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. (ἔτους) κ
4Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου -?-
5ὁ αὑτ(ὸς) 1ed. ρ̣λ̣ε̣ ὁμοίως κ̅γ̅ λαογραφίας δραχμὰς ἐννέα ὀβολ(ον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ (ὀβολὸς) -?-

1 ed. ρ̣λ̣ε̣
1Stlaccius, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Serenus,
2assistant. Thus has paid Menophilos senior, son of Orbais
3and the mother Tisatis, for poll tax of year 20, eight drachmas, = 8 dr. In year 20
4of Antoninus Caesar the lord, (month, day).
5The same, ditto, on the 23rd, for poll tax nine drachmas one obol, = 9 dr. 1 ob. ---
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    1250 man Menophilos senior, son of Orbais and of the mother Tisatis Μηνόφιλος μείζων Ὀρβάειδος μητρὸς Τισάτιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 20 157 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310266
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 74994
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.minor;;C1
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310266 (= Ostr. Durham, Cathedral Library 18.9.120), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.