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Ostr. London, British Library 12155

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12155
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Publication Status unpublished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 138 and 141
Criteria for Dating date according to tax collector's time of office
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right ink faded

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 faded and blurred in the lower half
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for unidentified tax
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Beginning fo a receipt of Valerios Marion and his associate supervisors (epiteretai) through the assistant Pachompsachis for unknown tax
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Μαρίων κ̣αὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ
2ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοή̣νης διὰ Παχομ-
3ψαχις βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν -?-
4 ̣ ̣ν̣σανσνως -?-
5 ̣ ̣ ̣ μητ(ρὸς) Θ ̣ ̣ ̣υηρ -?-
6 ̣ ̣ ̣ Ἀντ̣ω̣ν̣ίνου-?-
7 traces
1Valerius Marion and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene through Pachom-
3psachis, assistant. Has paid ---
4 ---sansnos ---
5--- and the mother Th---
6In year ? of Antoninus ---
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12740 man Pachompsachis scribe Παχομψᾶχις boethos Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
138 CE 141 CE date according to the collector's time of office;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316319
last Change 15.08.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 316319 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12155), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .