Ostrakon with tax receipt - ROM2006_7111_10

ROM2006_7111_10

Ostrakon with tax receipt

Medium:Earthenware vessel fragment with text in Greek
Geography: Thebes, Egypt
Date: 113 AD
Period: Reign of Trajan, Roman Imperial Period
Dimensions:
6.7 x 15.8 cm
Object number: 906.8.133
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: "Imouthes and his colleagues to Phatres son of Pamonthes, son of Phatres, and Thermouthis, and to his brothers Pamonthes and Pamminis. We have received for the river police in Charax for the seventeenth year thirty-three obols = 33 obols. Year 17 of Trajanus our lord, Thoth 30. Signed, A .. . Also on Phaophi I likewise Paminis son of Pamonthes, son of Phatres, and Thermouthis (paid) for guard tax and other taxes in Charax for the seventeenth year three bad dr. 5 (obols) copper = 3 dr. 5 (obols) copper. Signed, A .. ."
Collection:
Roman WorldEgypt
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