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Ostr. London, British Library 41629

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 41629
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Publication Status unpublished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
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface damaged

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe Valerios Thytomous
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 1
Quantity of Columns 6


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 praktor Kalasiris for the price of public dates, through the scribe Valeris, son of Thytomous, paid by Iulios, son of Sarapion in year 16 of Hadrian.
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
1Καλασῖρις πράκτωρ ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. δ̣ι̣έ̣γ̣ρ̣αψεν Ἰουλις 1l. Ἰούλιος
2Σαραπίωνο̣ς̣ τιμὴν δ̣η̣μ̣οσίου φοινίκου γενήματος ιε (ἔτους)
3Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς δέκα ὀκτώι, 2l. όκτώ
4(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ι̅η̅. Οὐαλερις 3l. Οὐαλέριος Θυτομοῦτος ἔγραψα ὑπὲρ αὐτ(οῦ)
5διὰ τὸ μὴ ε̣ἰ̣δότος γράμματα. (ἔτους) ις Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ
6κ̣υ̣ρίου Ἁθὺρ κ̅η̅.

1 l. Ἰούλιος
2 l. όκτώ
3 l. Οὐαλέριος
1Kalasiris, collector of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid Iulios,
2son of Sarapion, the price of public dates of the harvest of year 15
3Hadrian the lord, brutto, eighteen drachmas,
4= 18 dr. Valerios, son of Thytomous, I have written for him,
5since he does not know how to write. Year 16 of Hadrian the
6lord, Hathyr 28.
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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
    32650 man Iulius, son of Sarapion Ἰουλις Σαραπίωνο̣ς̣ Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 16 Hathyr 28 131 November 25 CE date in text;



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    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 316961
    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 316961 (= Ostr. London, British Library 41629), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.