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Ostr. London, British Library Egerton 11

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library Egerton 11
Publication Number ined
Current Location London, British Library
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Publication Status unpublished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 purchase
Certainty: high
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 16 4 1966 and
Finder (= First Purchaser) E. Ohly (Egerton-Ostraca)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 127 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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 left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Sarapion
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Flavius Eutyches, tax farmer (misthotes) of the Sacred Gate of Syene, and Longinus Crispus, and associate supervisors, through the assitant Sarapion, for poll tax of year 11 of Hadrian, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis --- and the mother Tisatis in year 12 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Φλάουιος Εὐτύχ(ης) μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς
2πύλ(ης) Σοήνης καὶ Λονγῖ-
3νος Κρίσπος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐ-
4τῷ ἐπιτηρ̣ηταὶ διὰ Σαρα-
5πίωνος βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
6Πάχνουβις Πετορζμήθου
7 -?- ανιου μητρὸς Τισάτιος
8λαο(γραφίας) τοῦ ἑνδεκάτου ἔτους
9Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
10δραχ(μὰς) δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον),
11(γίνινται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός). (ἔτους) ιβ Ἁδριανοῦ
12Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Φαωφι η̅.
1Flavius Eutyches, tax farmer of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene, and Longinus
3Crispus and his associate
4supervisors through Sarapion,
5assistant. Has paid
6Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis
7--- and the mother Tisatis,
8for poll tax of the eleventh year
9of Hadrian Caesar the lord
10seventeen drachmas half obol, for prison guards half obol,
11= 17 drachmas 1 obol. In year 12 of Hadrian
12Caesar the lord, Phaophi 8.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13095 man Flavius Eutyches misthotes, freedman of Flavius Pansa Φλάουιος Εὐτυχὴς, ἀπελεύθερος Φλαουίου Πάν̣σα̣ Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 12 Phaophi 08 127 October 6 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316265
last Change 15.08.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 316265 (= Ostr. London, British Library Egerton 11), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .