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Ostr. London, British Library 12475

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 12475
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Publication Status unpublished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 125 and 128
Criteria for Dating date according to tax collector's time of office
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left, right and bottom

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, bottom and right side
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 unknown tax
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • 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 unknown tax
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Φλάουιος Εὐτύχης μισθωτὴςερᾶς πύλ(ης)
2Σοήνης καὶ Λονγεῖνος Κρίσπος
3καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῶι ἐπιτηρητ(αὶ)
4δ̣ιὰ Σαραπίωνος βοηθοῦ διέγραψ(εν)
5 Πετόρζμηθις ὁ καὶ -?-
6 -?- ου μ(ητρὸς) Σεντ ̣ -?-
7 -?- ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ -?-
y- - - - - - - - - - - - -
1Flavius Eutyches, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate
2of Syene, and Longinus Crispus
3and his associaate supervisors,
4through Sarapion, assistant. Has paid
5Petorzmethis alias --- , son of
6--- and the mother Sent----,
y- - - - - - - - - - - - -
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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 125 CE 128 CE date according to the collector's time of office; Hadrian 10 - 12;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316338
last Change 15.08.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 316338 (= Ostr. London, British Library 12475), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .