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Ostr. Oldenburg 5324-b PRELIM-17

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Collection Oldenburg, Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte
Inventory Number Ostr. Oldenburg 5324-b PRELIM-17
Publication Number O.Oldenb. 6
Current Location Cologne, Institute of Egyptology
Comments on Inventory Inv. nr. assigned only provisionally at the occasion of transfer to Heinz Felber, Cologne, for study purposes
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine / Syene () [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Lower Egypt, 1st nome (Memphites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery find (unspecified)
Certainty: high
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 2 2 1875 and
Finder (= First Purchaser) Grossherzog Friedrich August (II.) von Oldenburg
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine / Syene
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Lower Egypt, 1st nome (Memphites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Grossherzog Friedrich August (II.) von Oldenburg
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 121 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at upper left corner

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) broken at upper left corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Sarapion I
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12
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 | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Valerion and his associate tax farmers (misthotai) through the scribe Sarapion for laographia and desmophylakia, paid by Petorzmethis alias Paris, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpachnoubis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλερίων καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ μισθωταὶ
2ερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης δι Σαρα-
3πίωνος. διέγραψεν Πετορ-
4ζμῆθις ὁ καὶ Πάρις Πετορ-
5ζμήθεως μητρὸς Θινπα-
6χνούβιος λαογραφίας τετάρ-
7του ἔτους Ἁδριανοῦ
8Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
9δραχμὰς δεκαεπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον),
10δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός).
11(ἔτους) ε Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
12Ἐπεὶφ κ̅β̅.
1Valerion and the other tax farmers
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene through Sara-
3pion. Thus has paid Petor-
4zmethis alias Paris, son of Petorz-
5methis and the mother Thinpa-
6chnoubis, for poll tax of the fourth
7year of Hadrian
8Caesar the lord
9seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob.,
10for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob.
11Year 5 of Hadrian the lord,
12Epeiph 22.
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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
    22795 man Petorzmethis (alias Paris), son of Petorzmethis and Senpachnoubis = p12600? Πετορζμῆθις Πετορζμήθεως Σενπαχνοῦβις Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 05 Epeiph 22 121 July 16 CE date in text;



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    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 315074
    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 315074 (= Ostr. Oldenburg 5324-b PRELIM-17), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.