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Ostr. London, British Library 41640

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 41640
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Publication Status unpublished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]
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 175 and
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 at right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe Serenus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
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 for poll tax, written by the scribe Serenus in year 1 of Avidius Cassius (End of April- July 175)
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1α (ἔτους) Αὐτοκράτορος -?-
2Ἀουιδίου Κασσίου̣ -?-
3διέγραψεν Ψενπετα̣υ̣ς̣ -?-
4ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας α (ἔτους) δραχ̣μὰς -?-
5διὰ Σερήνου βοηθοῦ.
1Year 1 of Imperator ---
2Avidius Cassius ---
3Thus has paid Psenpetaus ---
4for poll tax of year 1, drachmas ---.
5Through the assistant Serenos.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
32635 man Psenpetaus (175) Ψενπετα̣υ̣ς̣ pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Avidius Cassius 01 175 CE date in text (End of April - End of July);



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DatasetID 316965
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 316965 (= Ostr. London, British Library 41640), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.