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Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Eg. Inscr. 283

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Eg. Inscr. 283
Current Location Oxford, Ashmolean Museum (transferred to the museum in 1947 for permanent deposit)
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
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 find (unspecified)
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) (unknown)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 75 mm | 104 mm | 10 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 Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Rather small line pitch. The right-aligned text was placed onto the upper half of the surface of the potsherd, which small lateral margins. The upper right crotch as well as the lower half remain uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 54 0
Column Height (in mm) 26 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 54 x 26 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for police tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Krates, son of Teos, is confirmed by Horos of having paid the police tax for the 4th regnal year, in an amount of 1/8+ 1/16 (deben).
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1pꜣ rse n ḥsb.t 4.t n-ḏr.t H̱rd sꜣ Ḏd-ḥr
2 ḥḏ dbn ⅛ 1/16 ḥsb.t 5.t ı͗bd 1 ꜣḫ.t sw 19 n-ḏr.t Ḥr
3ḥnꜥ nꜣy=f ı͗r.w
1The police tax (for) the 4th regnal year, through Krates, (son) of Teos:
2⅛ 1/16 (silver deben). 5th regnal year, 19th of Thoth. Issued by Horos,
3together with his colleagues
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
7795 man Krates, son of Teos H̱rd sꜢ Ḏd-Ḥr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Tiberius 05 Thoth 19 18 September 16 CE internal dating, without name of the ruler;



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DatasetID 307324
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 49783
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307324 (= Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Eg. Inscr. 283), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.