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Ostr. London, British Library 12094

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12094
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Publication Status unpublished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 156 and 157
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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Phanophis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contributions (merismoi)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Phanophis, praktor argyrikon Elephantines, for the contributions of year 19 of Antoninus
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text cf. O.Skoyen
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Φανῶφις πράκ(τωρ) ἀργ(υρικῶν) λεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
2 -?- ὑπὲρ μερισμῶν ιθ (ἔτους)
3διπλῶν (δρ.) α =, ποταμ̣οφυλακίδος (τετρώβολον) παρόλκων
4(διώβολον), στατίωνος (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) κ Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
5τοῦ κυρίου -?- ̣
1Phanophis, collector of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid NN
2--- for contributions of year 19
3for billeting 1 dr. 2 ob., for river police boats 4 obols, for the towing of ships
42 ob., for guard posts 1/2 ob. Year 20 of Antoninus Caesar
5the lord ---
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Places (read out from edition)
  • λεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    8060 not applicable (No persons mentioned in the [preserved] text) (No persons mentỈoned Ỉn the [preserved] text) (none)



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 20 156 CE 157 CE date in text;



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    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 316281
    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 316281 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12094), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .