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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. 303
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 114 and 115
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 no known
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
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 Phaophi to Choiak. Receipt for harbour dues from the port officer (ho ascholoumenos ten hormophylakian) at Syene (Aswan), Antonios Malchaios, acknowledging receipt of dues on cargoes over the past four months Phaophi - Choiak
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok (text as in O.wilck)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντώνιος Μαλχαῖοςἀσχολού-
2μενος τὴν ὁρμοφυλακίαν Σοήνης
3Ἁρπασήσι Βιένχιος χαίρειν. ἀπέ-
4χω παρὰ σοῦ τὸ ἐνόρμιον ἀγωγί-
5ων ὧν ποιήσου τὰ ἀπὸ Φαῶφι ̣ ἕ-
6ως Χοίακ α̅ τοῦ ι ̣ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ
7Ἀρίστου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
8Χοίακ α̅.
1Antonius Malchaios, in charge of
2the harbour guard of Syene,
3to Harpaesis, son of Bienchis, greeting. I have
4from you theharbour fees for the cargoes
5you made from Phaophi to
6 Choiak 1 of year 10+x? of Traianus
7Optimus Caesar the lord,
8Choiak 1.
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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
    15530 man Antonios Malchaios Ἀντῶνις Μαλχαοῖς Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 18 Choiak 01 114 November 27 CE date in text, year incertain, cf. Reiter, Nomarchen 72, nt. 18;



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    DatasetID 310292
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76866
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;303
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310292 (= Ostr. Wimborne Minster, Private collection Bankes X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.