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Tablet London, BM EA 29514

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Collection London, British Museum
Inventory Number Tablet London, BM EA 29514
Publication Number ined.?
Current Location London, British Museum
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine / Syene () [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery excavation or purchase
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rev Greville John Chester
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 1878 and 1878
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Rev Greville John Chester
Certainty: high


Object Type tablet
Dating between -242 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation good, surface abraded
Mounting (unknown)

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic
Comments on Text Layout Five lines
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for tax of linen production
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the Bank of Syene, whose manager is Antin----, for tax on linen production (othoniera) of year 5 of Ptol. II. Euergetes, paid by Petorzmethis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1(ἔτους) ε Μ̣εσ̣ορη κδ. πέπτω-
2κεν ἐπὶ̣ τὴν ἐν Συήνηι
3τράπ̣ε̣ζαν ἐφ' ἡς Ἀντινοῦ̣ς̣
4εἰς τὸ̣ ε (ἔτους) όθ<ο>νιηρᾶς Π ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣-
5ζμητις (δραχμὰς) ς, Μεσορη κδ.
side 1
1Year 5 Mesore 24. Thus has paid
2to the bank in Syene,
3whose manager is Antinous?,
4for the 5th year for linen tax, Petor?-
5zmetis dr. 6, Mesore 24.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνηι (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    19775 man Antinous Αντιν[ο]υς Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios III Euergetes 05 Mesore 24 -242 October 11 BCE date in text;



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    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 310472
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310472 (= Tablet London, BM EA 29514), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.