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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1821

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1821
Publication Number _x001D__x001D_O.Eleph. DAIK 285
Current Location Elephantine, excavation magazine DAI
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status partly 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) Excavation team Elephantine, German Archaeological Institute Cairo and Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt
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 (not relevant)
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 0 and 0
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between -263 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range 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
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting Greek: documentary, ptolemaic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was placed centered onto the potsherd, with broad upper and lower margins, and with a small and inequal right margin. The lower right crotch remain uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 75 0
Column Height (in mm) 62 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 75 x 62 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Berenephthis, daughter of Espmetis, is confirmed of having paid an amount of 3 obols for salt tax. Greek subscription gives the collector's name Protarchos, amount in Greek currency, and day of issue.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok demotic text new
Multilingualism Script = Language Bilingual
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer



Transcription Translation Pictures

11Transcription and translation by Jan Moje. ı͗n Mr-ı͗b-Ptḥ ta Ns-pꜣ-mtr
2ḥḏ qd ¼ n ḥḏ n ḥmꜣ n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-mr-ı͗ḥ sꜣ Ḏd-ḥr ḥsb.t 22
3ı͗bd 4 šmw sw 7

1 Transcription and translation by Jan Moje.
5Πρώταρχος (τριώβολον)
6Μεσορεὶ (l. Μεσορή) ζ.
1Thus has brought Berenephthis, daughter of Espmetis,
2¼ silver kite for the salt tax. Issued by Pelaias, son of Teos. 22nd regnal year,
37th of Mesore.
4Thus has registered
5Protarchos 3 obols
6Mesore 7.
DAIK Ω 1821_S1_001
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
21560 woman Berenephthis, daughter of Espmetis Mr-ı͗b-Ptḥ ta Ns-pꜣ-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 22 Mesore 07 -263 September 29 BCE Dating by Greek palaeography. Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;



DAIK Ω 1821_S1_001
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DatasetID 307439
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 74476
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;285
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307439 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1821), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).