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Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Eg. Inscr. 922

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Eg. Inscr. 922
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 () [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery find (unspecified)
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) (unknown)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt () [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 Narrow line pitch. The text was placed centered onto the surface of the potsherd, with small right and lower margins. The upper and the lower left crotches remain uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 45 0
Column Height (in mm) 27 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 45 x 27 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 Kriton of having paid the police tax for the 7th regnal year in an amount of 1/6 + 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 7.t n-ḏr.t
2H̱rd sꜣ Ḏd-ḥr ḥḏ (dbn) ⅛ 1/16 n-ḏr.t
3Grytn ḥnꜥ nꜣy=f ı͗r.w
4ḥsb.t 8.t ı͗bd 3 ꜣḫ.t sw 11
1The guardian tax (for) the 7th regnal year, through
2Krates, (son) of Teos: ⅛ 1/16 silver (deben?). Issued by
3Krition, together with his colleagues.
48th regnal year, 11th of Hathyr.
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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 08 Hathyr 11 21 November 7 CE internal dating, with name of the ruler;



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DatasetID 307336
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 49784
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307336 (= Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Eg. Inscr. 922), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.