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Ostr. Durham, Cathedral Library 18.9.121

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Inventory Number Ostr. Durham, Cathedral Library 18.9.121
Publication Number O.Minor C 2
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]
Type of Discovery (unknown)
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 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 scribe Serenus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and trade tax (cheironaxion) of year 20 of Hadrian in installments
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 trade tax of year 20 and poll tax of year 16 of Antoninus, paid by Menophilos the elder, son of Orbais and the mother Tisatis
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 5: che(ironax.), l. 6: (pemptou)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Στλάκκιος μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς̣
2πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Σερήνου βοηθοῦ.
3διέγραψεν Μηνόφειλος μείζων
4Ὀρβάειτος μητρὸς Τισᾶτις
5ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου 1ed. χι̣ρ̣ω(ναξίου) κ (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) δ (ὀβολοὺς) β καὶ ὑπὲρ
6(πέμπτου) 2ed. ε ̣ ̣ λαογραφίας ιϛ (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) γ (ὀβολοὺς) γ. (ἔτους) κα
7Ἀντ̣ωνίνου Καίσαρος
8τοῦ κυρίου Θὼθ ι̅η̅.

1 ed. χι̣ρ̣ω(ναξίου)
2 ed. ε ̣ ̣
1Stlaccius, tax farmer of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene, through the assistant Serenus.
3Thus has paid Menophilos senior,
4son of Orbais and the mother Tisatis,
5for trade tax of year 20 4 dr. 2 ob., and for
6the fifth of the poll tax of year 16, 3 dr. 3 ob. In year 21
7of Antoninus Caesar the lord, Thoth 18.
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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 21 Thoth 18 157 September 15 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310267
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 74995
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.minor;;C2
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310267 (= Ostr. Durham, Cathedral Library 18.9.121), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.