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Pap. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. MS. Gr. class. e. 103 (P)

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Collection Oxford, Bodleian Library
Inventory Number Pap. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. MS. Gr. class. e. 103 (P)
Publication Number SB 6 9367 (2)
Current Location Oxford, Bodleian Library
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
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Sayce, Archibald Henry
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1907 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Sayce, Archibald Henry
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Dating between -187 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation 4 non-contiguous fragments

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto) and perpendicular (verso)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) composed of 4 non contiguous fragments
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11 4
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Certificate of shipment from the Koptites
Ancient Archives corn transport Syene | offical correspondence
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | official letter
Summary of Content Certificate of shipment of corn for rations of the soldiers in Syene, from Agathinos, to be delivered to Apollonios, the sitologos of Syene, embarked in the Koptite nome.
Location of Composition Koptites Upper Egypt, 5th nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀ̣γα̣θῖνος Ἀπολλωνίωι χαίρειν. ἐμβεβλήμε̣θ̣α̣ ἐκ τ̣ῶ̣ν ἐν τῶι Κοπτίτηι
2θησαυρῶ̣ν̣ εἰς α̣χ̣ω̣ρ? στό̣λου Π̣τολεμαίου τῶν (πρώτων) φίλων ἀ̣γ̣ωγῆς φ ἐφ̣ʼ οὗ
3Ἀσ̣κληπιά̣δης ὥστ̣ε̣ π̣α̣ρακομίσαι εἰς Συήνην πρὸς τὰ μετρήματα τῶν̣
4αὐτόθι στρατιω̣τῶν ἐ̣π̣ι̣σ̣τ̣ε̣ι̣λ̣ά̣ν̣τ̣ω̣ν̣ Πρωτάρχου τοῦ ἐπὶ τῶν κατὰ τὴν
5Θηβαΐδα κα Ἁ̣ρενδώτου τοῦ βασιλικ̣ο̣ῦ̣ γρ̣αμματέως μεμ̣ε̣τ̣ρ̣ημένας μέ̣τρωι (ἐννεακαιεικοσι)χοινίκωι τ̣ο̣ῦ̣
6θησαυροῦ - ca.12 - πυ(ροῦ) ἀρ(τάβας) τ̣ετρακοσίας πεντ̣ή̣κοντα (γίνονται) π̣υ̣ροῦ ἀ̣ρ̣τάβαι υ̣ν̣.
7 -?-
8 -?-
9 -?-
10 Ὀσαρνάχθις ὁ παρὰ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ τοῦ βα(σιλικοῦ) γρ(αμματέως) ἐμβέβλημαι, καθὼ̣ς̣ προγέγραπται
11ἐν συμβόλωι πυρῶν, πυ(ροῦ) ἀρ(τάβας) τετρακοσίας πεντήκοντα (γίνονται) πυροῦ ἀρτάβαι υν.
12 (ἔτους) ιη Παχών
13ακω(ρ ) σ̣τόλου
14πυροῦ υν
15 Ἀ̣πολλωνίωι

1Agathinos greets Apollonios. We have embarked from the thesauros in the Koptite
2on the ship Akor(?) of Ptolemaios, of the first friends, of 500 (artabae) burthen, under the command
3of Asklepiades, for the conveyance to Syene for the rations of the
4soldiers sationed there, according to orders of Protarchos, the head of the
5Thebaid, and of Harendotes, the royal scribe, measured by the 29 choinikes measure of the
6thesauros --- four hundred fifty artabae of wheat, = 450 art. of wheat.
10(hand 2) I, Osarnachthis, assistant of --- the royal scribe, have embarked, as has been stated
11in the certificate of wheat, four hundred fifty artabae of wheat, = 450 art. of wheat.
12Year 18, Pachon
13of the ship Akor(?)
14450 wheat
15(hand 1) to Apollonios
Places (read out from edition)
  • Κοπτίτηι (places.xml#65)
  • Συήνην (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    34585 man Agathinos (corn archive) Ἀγαθῖνος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios V Epiphanes 18 Pachons -187 June 6 BCE -187 July 5 BCE 6. Juni - 5. Juli 187 v.Chr. ;




    DatasetID 310447
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 5740
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9367
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310447 (= Pap. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. MS. Gr. class. e. 103 (P)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.