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Ostr. London, British Library 14192

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14192
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Publication Status unpublished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 139 and 140
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 on the right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachompsachis
Comments on Text Layout wide margin on the left and botton
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
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 Valerios Marion and his associate supervisors (epiteretai) through the assistant Pachompsachis for poll tax of year 3 of Antoninus.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Μαρίων καὶ οἱ σὺν
2αὐτπιτ(ηρηταὶ) ἱερᾶς πὺλ(ης) Σοήνης
3διὰ Παχομψαχις βοηθ(οῦ). διέγρα(ψεν)
4Παχνο(ῦβις) -?-
5ζμηθις μητ(ρὸς) -?-
6δέκα ἑπτὰ ὀβολ(όν), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ ????.
7(ἔτους) γ Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
8τοῦ κυρίου -?-
1Valerios Marion and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
3through Pachompsachis, assistant. Has paid
4Pachnoubis, son of ---
5zmethis and the mother --- drachmas
6seventeen obol one, = 17 dr. 1 ob.
7In year 3 of Antoninus Caesar
8the lord ---
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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
Antoninus Pius 03 139 CE 140 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316357
last Change 18.08.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 316357 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14192), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .