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Ostr. Jerusalem, PBI 542

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Collection Jerusalem, Museum of the Pontifical Biblical Institute
Inventory Number Ostr. Jerusalem, PBI 542
Publication Number O. Varia 1, P.L. Bat. 26 1
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Mallon, Alexis SJ
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Mallon, Alexis SJ
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 95 mm | 70 mm | 12 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Each line beginns begins close to the right rim. The whole text was placed on the upper two-third of the surface, while the empty space is blocked with the distended last sign.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 63 0
Column Height (in mm) 42 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 63 x 42 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for sheep tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Harpaesis, son of Thotortaions, is confirmed by Esonnophis, son of Pasenis, of having paid the sheep tax of the 13th regnal year, in an amount of 7 kite. The issuance was made on declaration of Pachnoumis, son of Payris.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Ḥr-pꜣ-ꜣs.t sꜣ Ḏḥwtı͗- ı͗.ı͗r-ḏı͗ -s ḥḏ qd 7
2ẖn nꜣ ḥḏ n nꜣ ı͗swꜣ n ḥsb.t 13
3n-ḏr.t Ns-Wn-nfr sꜣ Pa-sny r-ḫrw Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Pa-Ḥr
4n ẖsbt. 13 ı͗bd 1 šmw ꜥrqı͗
1Thus has brought Harpaesis, son of Thotortaios, an amount of money of 7 kite
2for the sheep tax for the 13th regnal year.
3Issued by Esonnophris, son of Pasenis. On declaration of Pachnoumis, son of Payris,
4in the 13th regnal year, 30th of Pachons.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
6520 man Harpaesis, son of Thotortaios Ḥr-pa-Ꜣs.t sꜢ Ḏḥwtỉ-ỉ.ỉr-dỉ-s pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 13 Pachons 30 -272 July 22 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;



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DatasetID 307164
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 2995
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307164 (= Ostr. Jerusalem, PBI 542), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.