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Pap. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. MS. Gr. class. c. 69 (P)

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_310448.tei.xml



Collection Oxford, Bodleian Library
Inventory Number Pap. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. MS. Gr. class. c. 69 (P)
Publication Number SB 6 9367 (5)
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]
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 complete
State of Preservation margins preserved, inside the sheet fragments lost

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) margins preserved, from inside the sheet are some fragments lost
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7 6
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Notification of shipment of corn from Tentyris
Ancient Archives corn transport Syene | offical correspondence
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | official letter
Summary of Content Notification of shipment of corn from Tentyris, for the rations of the soldiers in Syene, from Ptolemaios to Lysimachos.
Location of Composition Tentyris (Dendera) Upper Egypt, 6th nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok verso order of text incertain
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Πτολεμαῖος Λυσιμάχωι χαίρειν. ἐμβε̣β̣λήμεθα ἐκ τοῦ
2ἐν Τεντύ̣ρει θησαυροῦ εἰς ακωρ? Νικάνο̣ρος ἀγ(ωγῆς) ̣ ἐφʼ οὗ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣μ̣α̣ν̣ι̣ς̣
3ὥστε παρακομίσαι εἰς Συήνην, καθὼ̣ς γράφει Ἀπολλώνιος
4ὁ παρὰ Πρωτάρχου τοῦ ἐπ̣ τῶν κατὰ τὴν Θη̣βαΐδα, ἀπὸ τῶν
5τοῦ ιη̣ (ἔτους) γ̣ε̣νη̣μάτων πυροῦ νέου κεκοσκινευ̣μένου ἀρτάβας (ἐννεακαιεικοσι)χοινίκας
6τν. ἐ̣πιτε̣θείκαμεν δα̣κ ̣ ̣α̣λι τὸ δεῖγμα κατεσφραγισμένεν ἐν κονδυλίωι
7οὐηκαι ἐπιστολή. ἔρρωσο (ἔτους) ι̣η Φαρμοῦθι κ̅θ̣̅.
9π̣υ̣ρῶν τν
11τῆς Θηβαΐδος
12 (ἔτους) ιη Παχὼν ια
10 Πτ̣ο̣λ̣εμαῖος
15 ἔχω ἅ̣π̣α̣ν̣ πυροῦ τ̣ν α̣κ̣ωρ ? Ν̣ι̣κ̣ά̣ν̣ορ̣ος̣ ἐ̣φ̣ʼ οὗ
16 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ μανις

1Ptolemaios greets Lysimachos. We have embarked from the
2thesauros of Tentyris, on Nikanor's akor(?) of --- (artabae) burthen, under command of ---manis,
3for conveyance to Syene, as has been ordered by Apollonios,
4the assistant of Protarchos, the intendant of Thebaid finances, from the
5harvest of the 18th year, 350 artabae of 29 choinikes of new and sifted wheat.
6We have entrusted to --- the sample, which has been sealed in a jug.
7--- Farewell. Year 18, Pharmouthi 29.
8Ptolemaios to Lysimachos; shipment of 350 (artabae) of wheat. Year 18, Pachon 11; from the Tentyrite nome; I have received everything; 350 (artabae) of wheat; the akor(?) of Nikanor under command of ---manis.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Τεντύ̣ρει (places.xml#66)
  • Συήνην (places.xml#8)
  • Θ (places.xml#172)
  • η̣βαΐδα (places.xml#172)
  • Θ (places.xml#172)
  • ηβαΐδος (places.xml#172)
  • Τεντυρίτο̣υ (places.xml#66)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    34785 man ---manis ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣μ̣α̣ν̣ι̣ς̣ pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios V Epiphanes 18 Pachons 11 -187 June 16 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 310448
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 5743
    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 310448 (= Pap. Oxford Bodl. Gr. Inscr. MS. Gr. class. c. 69 (P)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.