Ostrakon with receipt for payment of poll-tax - ROM2006_7111_8


Ostrakon with receipt for payment of poll-tax

Medium:Earthenware vessel fragment with text in Greek
Geography: Thebes, Egypt
Date: 134 AD
Period: Reign of Hadrian, Roman Imperial period
9.8 x 9.2 cm
Object number: 906.8.112
Not on view
DescriptionThis is ostrakon is a receipt for a poll tax. The translation from the original Greek reads: "Pikos and his colleagues, collectors of money taxes, to Psenharpbechis son of Harpbechis, through Horos. We have received for poll tax of the nineteenth year five bad drachmae 4 obols = 5 bad dr. 4 obols. Year 19 of Hadrianus Caesar our lord, Phamenoth 30."
Roman WorldEgypt
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