Ostrakon with receipt for payment of poll-tax - ROM2006_7111_9

ROM2006_7111_9

Ostrakon with receipt for payment of poll-tax

Medium:Fragment of an earthenware vessel with text in Greek
Geography: Thebes, Egypt
Date: 157 AD
Period: Reign of Antoninus Pius, Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
11.3 x 9.1 cm
Object number: 906.8.97
Not on view
DescriptionThis ostrakon, or document written on a ceramic sherd, carries a text written in Greek, and is a receipt for taxes. It reads: "Ammonios and Pachnoumis, formerly collectors of money-taxes of the upper toparchy, to Asklas the younger, son of Erieus, son of Phaeris. We have received for poll-tax and other taxes of the twentieth year four drachmae. Year 21 of Antoninus Caesar our lord. Hathur 24. Signed, Ammonios."
Collection:
Roman WorldEgypt
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