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Ostr. Lausanne, Private Collection Marcelä X

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Inventory Number Ostr. Lausanne, Private Collection Marcelä X
Publication Number O.Wilck. 302
Current Location (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine / Syene () [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
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
State of Preservation (Text) piece not located, missing? no photo available
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand ? no photo available
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for harbor guard (hormophylakia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Antonios Malchaios, head of the harbour guard of Syene for harbour fees (enhormion) for cargoes made during the months Thoth to Choiak of year 17(?) or Trajan. Year incertain.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr.: date of year 1 must be wrong. Wilcken conjectured year 11. But the collector is attested between year 18 of Trajan til year 4 of Hadrian. I propose to read year 17, since the titulature has not Aristos.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντώνιος Μαλχαῖοςἀσχολού-
2μενος τὴν ὁρμοφυλακίαν Σοή-
3νης Πετοσορχω ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
4χαίρειν. ἔχω παρὰ σοῦ τὸ ἐν-
5όρμιον ἀγωγίων ὧν ἐ-
6ποιήσου τὰ ἀπὸ Θὼθ ἕως
7Χοίαχ λ̅ τοῦ <ι>α 1or rather: year 17 of Trajan? ἔτου-
8ς Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος
9τοῦ κυρίου
10Χοίακ λ̅.

1 or rather: year 17 of Trajan?
1Antonius Malchaios, in charge
2of the harbour guard of Syene,
3to Petosorcho---
4greeting. I have received from you the
5harbour fees for the cargoes you
6made from Thoth to
7Choiak 30 of year 17(?)
8of Trajan Caesar
9the lord,
10Choiak 30.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή- νης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    15530 man Antonios Malchaios Ἀντῶνις Μαλχαοῖς Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 17 Choiak 30 113 December 26 CE date in text, year 11 incertain, probably year 17 of Trajan;




    DatasetID 310269
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76865
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;302
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310269 (= Ostr. Lausanne, Private Collection Marcelä X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.