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Ostr. Bristol, H2393

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Inventory Number Ostr. Bristol, H2393
Publication Number ined. Gonis
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [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 (unknown)
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Hudd, Alfred Edmond
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 42 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
Comments on Object Red pot sherd with black painted Greek writing on one side (worn). There are ridges and dark red slip on the back.

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 Pelaias, son of Ammonios, subscript of Ariston, son of Pelaias
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for poll tax of year 2 of Claudius, paid by Patermonthes, son of Papirius, countersigned by Ariston, son of Pelaias
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text ok text of N. Gonis
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διαγεγράφηκε Πατερμών-
2θης Παπιρίου ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας
3τοῦ τευτέρου (ἔτους) Τιβερίου
4Κλαυδίου Καίσαρος Σεβαστοῦ
5Γερμανικοῦ Αὐτοκράτορος
6Φαμενωθ ι̅ε̅, ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς ὀκ-
7τὼι ἐπὶ λόγου.
8 Ἀρίστων Πελαίου ἐπεκολούθηκα.
1Thus has paid Patermonthes,
2son of Papirios, for poll tax
3of the second year of Tiberius
4Claudius Caesar Augustus
5Germanicus Imperator,
6Phamenoth 15, silver drachmas
7eight, on account.
8Ariston, son of Pelaias, I have checked.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4551 man Ariston, son of Pelaias countersigner Ἀρίστων Πελαίου Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Claudius 02 Phamenoth 15 42 March 11 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 310469
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer, Nick Gonis
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310469 (= Ostr. Bristol, H2393), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Nick Gonis.