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Ostr. London, British Library 12083

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12083
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Publication Status unpublished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
Finder (= First Purchaser) Chester, Greville John
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 133 and 134
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Sarapion 1
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
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 | tax receipt
Summary of Content Fragment of a receipt of Iulius Sabinus supervisor of the Sacred Gate (epiteretes), through the scribe Sarapion, for laographia
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
1Φ̣λ̣άουι̣ο̣ς Εὐτύχ(ης) ἀπελ(εύθερος) Φλαουίου Πάνσα μισθ(ωτὴς)
2ἱερᾶς πύλ̣η̣ς Σοήνης διὰ Σαραπίωνος βοηθ(οῦ).
3διέ̣γραψεν Π -?- μητ(ρὸς)
4Σενζ̣μήθιοςπ(ὲρ) λαογ(ραφίας) τοῦ ὀγδόου?
5ἔτους Ἁδρια̣νοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
6δραχ̣μὰς δέκ[α ἑπτὰ -?- ]
1Flavius Eutyches, freedman of Flavius Pansa, tax farmer
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Sarapion, assistant.
3Thus has paid P--- , son of NN and the mother
4Senzmethis, for poll tax of the eighth
5year of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
6drachmas seventeen ---
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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
    13000 man Iulius Sabinus epiteretes Ioulios Sabeinos Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 18 133 CE 134 CE date in text;



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    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 316275
    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 316275 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12083), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .