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Ostr. London, British Library 16015

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 16015
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Publication Status unpublished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 131 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and right side.
Comments on Object five parallel incisions above the top margin - decorative element of vessel? pottery marks?

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) break left and right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Phanophis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Antiochos Kassianos, Arrius Publianus, Iulius Maximus and their associate supervisors of the Sacred gate of Soene through the assistant Phanophis for trade tax of year 15, probably paid in year 16.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντίοχος Κασιανὸς καὶ Ἄρριος Πουπλιανὸς καὶ Ἰούλιος
2Μάξιμος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης
3δι(ὰ) Φανῶφ(εως) βοηθ(οῦ). διέγραψεν Κ̣λ̣ι̣οστρα̣το̣ς?
4 -?- χειρωναξίου ιε (ετους) δραχμὰς εἴκοσι -?-
5-?- (ἔτους) ιε Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου Χοιακ -?-
1Antiochos Cassianus and Arrius Publianus and Iulius
2Maximus and their associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene
3through Phanophis, assistant. Has paid Kliostratos?
4--- for trade tax of year 15 drachmas twenty ---
5--- In year 15 of Hadrian the lord, Choiak ---
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12450 man Antiochos Kassianos epiteretes Antiochos Kasianos epiteretes Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 16 Choiak 131 November 28 CE 131 December 27 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316361
last Change 18.08.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 316361 (= Ostr. London, British Library 16015), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .