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Ostr. Royan, Association Bible et Civilisations O. grec. 1 ter

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Inventory Number Ostr. Royan, Association Bible et Civilisations O. grec. 1 ter
Publication Number AfP 60 (2014), pp. 240-248, O.Kauffman
Current Location Jerusalem, Association Bible & Civilisations
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 purchase
Finder (= First Purchaser) Kauffmann, Jean-Guy
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 2014 and
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Kauffmann, Jean-Guy
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object 29/08–27/09/142
Dating between 142 and 142
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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) line ends are missing.
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachompsachis scribe
Comments on Text Layout 1st and last line indented, the rest alligned to the left, not following the margin of ostracon.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 65
Column Height (in mm) 79
Line Distance 65+y x 79


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and contribution for the men who have fled (merismos andron anakechorekoton)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt from Syene/Elephantine for the poll tax (λαογραφία) and the contribution for those who have fled (μερισμὸς ἐπικεφαλίου ἀνδρῶν ἀνακεχωρηκότων).
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr l. 4 suppl. Harp[aesis]
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἡρακλ̣είδης καὶ Ἰσίδωρος
2μισθωταὶ ἱερ(ᾶς) πύλ(ης) Σοήνης
3διὰ Παχόμψαχις βοηθ(οῦ).
4διέγραψεν Ἁρπ̣άησις Ζμεντ- 1ed. Αρ ̣[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
5πῶτος μητρὸς Θινπετόρ-
6ζμηθις ὑπὲρ λαο(γραφίας) ε (ἔτους) δραχ(μὰς)
7δέκα ἑπτὰ ό̣βο̣λ̣(όν), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (όβολόν).
8(ἔτους) ς Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
9τ̣ο̣ῦ κυρίου Θωθ ..
10μερισμ̣ὸν ἐπικεφαλίου ἀνδρῶν
11ἀνακεχωρηκότων γ (ἔτους)
12(δραχμὴν) α (πεντώβολον).

1 ed. Αρ ̣[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
1Herakleides and Isidoros,
2tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
3through Pachompsachis, assistant.
4Thus has paid Harpaesis, son of Zment-
5pos and the mother Thinpetor-
6zmethis, for poll tax of year 5 drachmas
7seventeen one obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob.
8Year 6 of Antoninus Caesar
9the lord, Thoth --- (and)
10the contribution for the men
11who have fled of year 3
121 dr. 5 ob.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)
  • βοηθ(οῦ) (places.xml#343)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    13395 man Harpaesis, son of Zmenpos and Thinpetorzmethis/ Thinzmethis? Ἁρπαήσις Ζμεντπωτος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 06 Thoth 142 August 29 CE September 27 date in text;



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    DatasetID 310268
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 381320
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310268 (= Ostr. Royan, Association Bible et Civilisations O. grec. 1 ter), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.