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Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes X

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Collection Wimborne Minster, Kingston Lacy estate, private collection John Bankes
Inventory Number Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes X
Publication Number O.Wilck. 183
Current Location Wimborne Minster, Kinston Lacy
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 find (unspecified)
Finder (= First Purchaser) Bankes, William John
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution old stock
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1815 and 1818
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 141 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 Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


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
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the tax farmers Herakleides and Isidoros through the assistant Pachompsachis, for poll tax of year 4 of Antoninus, and the contribution for those who have fled of year 3 of Antoninus, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 8 amount: 1 dr. 5 ob. date: year 6; Duttenhöfer ZPE 202, 2017, 236 zu O.Bankes 17
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἡρακλείδης καὶ Ἰσίδω-
2ρος μισθωταὶ πύλης Σοήνης διὰ
3Παχομψᾶχις βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
4Πατσείβδις Πετορζμήθου
5μητρὸς Θινπηλαίας ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας δ (ἔτους)
6δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ ὀβολὸν (δραχμὰς) ιζ (ὀβολὸν),
7μερισμοῦ ἐπικεφαλίου ἀνδρῶν ἀνακεχωρηκότων γ (ἔτους)
8(δραχμὴν) α (πεντώβολον). (ἔτους) ς 1ed. ε Ἀντωνίνου
9Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Φα-
10ῶφι δ̅.

1 ed. ε
1Herakleides and Isido-
2ros, tax farmers of the Gate of Syene, through
3Pachompsachis, assistant. Thus has paid
4Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis
5and the mother Thinpelaia, for poll tax of year 4
6seventeen drachmas one obolos, = 17 dr 1 ob.,
7for contribution for the men who have fled of year 3
81 dr. 5 ob. Year 6 of Antoninus
9Caesar the lord, Pha-
10ophi 4.
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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
    12980 man Herakleides misthotes Ἡρακλείδης misthotes Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 06 Phaophi 04 142 October 1 CE date in text, date corrected in Duttenhöfer, ZPE 202, 2017, 236 zu O.Bankes 17.;



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    DatasetID 310291
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76753
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;183
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310291 (= Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.