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Ostr. London, British Library 41626

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 41626
Publication Number ined
Current Location London, British Library
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 180 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Antonius Iulas, signature of praktor Hermodoros
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for the price of public dates (time demosiou phoinikos)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the praktores Hermodoros, son of Soter, and Ailius Didymos, through the scribe Antonius Iulas, for the price of public dates of the harvest of of year 19, paid in year 20; with signature of Hermodoros
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἑρμόδωρος Σωτῆρος καὶ Αἴλιος
2Δίδ̣υμος πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης
3δ̣ι᾿ ἐμ̣ο̣ῦ ὑπὲρ τοῦ Διδύμου Ἀν-
4τωνίου Ἰουλᾶτος. διέγραψεν Πετε-
5 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ὑπὲρ τιμῆς δημοσίου
6φοινίκου γενήματος ιθ (ἔτους) ὀνόματος ἰδίου
7δραχμὰς δύο ὀβολοὺς δύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) β =.
8(ἔτους) κ//
9Τυβι ι̅ς̅.
102. Η. Ἑρμόδωρος
1Hermodors, son of Soter, and Ailius
2Didymus, collectors of money taxes at Elephantine,
3through me, for Didymus,
4Antonius Iulas. Thus has paid Pete-
5---, for the price of public
6dates of the harvest of year 19, on his own name,
7two drachmas two oboloi, = 2 dr. 2 ob.
8Year 20,
9Tybi 16.
10(2. hand) Hermodoros,
11I have co-collected.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12545 man Ailios Didymos praktor Ailios Didymos praktor Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Commodus 20 Tybi 16 180 January 11 CE date in text;



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    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 316960
    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 316960 (= Ostr. London, British Library 41626), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.