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Ostr. unknown X

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Inventory Number Ostr. unknown X
Publication Number O.Wilck. 192
Current Location (unknown)
Comments on Inventory fake?
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 143 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 unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the tax farmers Herakleides and Isidoros through the assistant Pachompsachis. The text is supposed to be a fake, cf. O.Bankes p. 35. But perhaps ist was only read wrongly? The amount paid is 12 dr. and 3. ob., which does not fit the usual installments for poll tax or trade tax. The tax might be geometria phoinikonon.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text text as in O.Wilcken. Photo not available. fake or wrongly read? merismos seems unlikely.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἡρακλείδης καὶ Ἰσίδωρος
2μισθωταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ
3Παχομψᾶχις βοηθοῦ.
4διέγραψεν Πετοννόφρις
5Ἁρμάχιος ὑπὲρ μερ(ισμοῦ) β 1seems unlikely
6δραχμὰς δώδεκα ὀβολοὺς τρεῖς
7(δραχμὰς) ιβ (τριώβολον). (ἔτους) ϛ Ἀντωνείνου
8Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Παχὼν ιγ.

1 seems unlikely
1Herakleide and Isidoros
2tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through
3the assistant Pachompsachis.
4Thus has paid Petonnophris,
5son of Harmachis, for ---?
6twelve drachmas three oboloi,
7= 12 dr. 3 ob. Year 6 of Antoninus
8Caesar the lord, Pachon 13.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12980 man Herakleides misthotes Ἡρακλείδης misthotes Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 06 Pachons 13 143 may 8 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 310277
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 100067
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;192
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310277 (= Ostr. unknown X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.