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Ostr. Bristol, H2389

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Inventory Number Ostr. Bristol, H2389
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Publication Status unpublished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 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 (other)
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Hudd, Alfred Edmond
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 129 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation upper left corner broken away
Comments on Object Red pot sherd with black painted Greek writing on one side (black accretions on top of this).

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 broken away
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Sarapion 1
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Apollonios, supervisor of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through his assistant Sarapion, for survey tax on palm groves of the harvest of year 13, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Pithodoros, in year 14 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text text of N. Gonis
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀπολλώνιος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐ-
2τῷ ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς
3πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Σαρα-
4πίωνος βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
5Πετόρζμηθις Πιθο-
6δώρου ὑπὲρ γεομετρίας 1l. γεωμετρίας φοινικώνων
7τοῦ ιγ (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ
8Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου (δραχμὰς) γ.
9(ἔτους) ιδ Ἁδριανοῦ
10τοῦ κυρίου, Χοιακ κα.

1 l. γεωμετρίας
1Apollonios and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred
3Gate of Syene, through Sara-
4pion, assistant. Thus has paid
5Petorzmethis, son of Pitho-
6doros, for the survey tax on palm groves
7of the 13th year of Hadrian
8Caesar the lord, 3 dr.
9Year 14 of Hadrian
10the lord, Choiak 21.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    31355 man Apollonios, epiteretes Ἀπολλώνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 14 Choiak 21 129 December 17 CE date in text;



    Reserved Copyright



    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 311055
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer, Nick Gonis
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 311055 (= Ostr. Bristol, H2389), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Nick Gonis.