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Ostr. Bristol, H2394

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Inventory Number Ostr. Bristol, H2394
Publication Number ined. Gonis
Current Location BMAG Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
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 (unknown)
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Hudd, Alfred Edmond


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 134 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Damage occurred in 1920s surface broken off and damaged, left upper corner lost
Comments on Object Red pot sherd with darker surface and black painted Greek writing on one side. The writing is faded and some of the surface with the writing has flaked away.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) upper left corner lost, surface broken off and damaged
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Iulius Sabinus and Gellius Perses and Sansnos and their associate supervisors of Syene for poll tax and prison guards of year 17 of Hadrian, paid by NN, son of NN and the mother Senchnoubis, in year 18 of Hadrian; with demotic subscript
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἰούλιος Σαβεῖνος καὶ Γέλλιος Πέρσης καὶ Σανσνῶς -3-
2καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς έπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης. διέγραψεν .. -5- . .
3 -?- ρος Αγνωτ? μητρὸς Σενχνούβιος ὑπὲρ λαογραφἰας τοῦ ιζ (ἔτους)
4δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ ἡμιωβέλιον, δεσμοφυλάκων ἡμιωβέλιον, (γίνονται (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (όβολός). (ἔτους) ιη
5Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου, Φαρμουθι .. demotisch???
1Iulius Sabinus and Gellius Perses and Sansnos
2and their associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene. Thus has paid ---
3---ros, son of A--- and the mother Senchnoubis, for poll tax of year 17
4seventeen drachmas and a half obol, for prison guards a half obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 18
5of Hadrian Caesar the lord, Pharmouthi ---
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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
    34500 man ---, son of --- and Senchnoubis -?- ρος Αγνωτ? μητρὸς Σενχνούβιος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 18 Pharmuthi 134 March 27 CE 134 April 25 CE date in text;



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    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 310468
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer, Nick Gonis (Greek); (Jan Moje Demotic)
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310468 (= Ostr. Bristol, H2394), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Nick Gonis (Greek); (Jan Moje Demotic).