RECEIPTS FOR TAXES

MS 1910
MS Short Title RECEIPTS FOR VARIOUS TAXES
Text Receipts for various taxes, paid by Perbechis son of Perbechis, his mother being Senzmethis, for river guard-ships, tow ropes, and for the river-patrol station, to Phanophis collector of money taxes at Elephantine, in the 20th regnal year of Antoninus Pius
Description MS in Greek on clay, Elephantine, Egypt, 24 September 156, 1 ostracon, 6x7 cm, single column, 8 lines in Greek documentary cursive script.
Context The tax collector is known from another receipt, dated 155, found at Elephantine in 1925, now in the Cairo Museum.
Provenance 1. Perbechis son of Perbechis, Elephantine, Egypt (156-); 2. Erik von Scherling, Leiden (1936-56) and heirs; 3. Maggs Bros., London (1964-94); 4. Sam Fogg, London, Aug. 1994.
Commentary This MS is included in the project “Localizing 4000 years of Cultural History. Texts and Scripts from Elephantine Island in Egypt” funded by the European Research Council (ERC) headed by Prof. Dr. Verena Lepper at Âgyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Published Ruth Duttenhofer, Schiffsschlepper am Nil? O. Schøyen MS 1910, in: “Aegyptus” 86 (2006) pp. 107-117.
Place of origin Egypt
Dates 156 AD

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