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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1664

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1664
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 336
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 -245 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Lower part broken off.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
State of Preservation (Text) Last line damaged.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting hand not known
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was placed centered onto the surface of the potsherd, with smal margins on all sides. The lower crotch remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 58 0
Column Height (in mm) 84 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 58 x 84 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for Arsinoe tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Tastis, daughter of Pa..?.. is confirmed by Sehapmoys, son of Nepherpres, of having paid the Arsinoe tax (the tenth) for the 2nd regnal year. Greek subscription with payer's name Tastis, and the amount, paid in natura: 50 choes and 4 kotylai (of wine). Demotic subscription: Countersigner Petepiphis.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscription: Countersigner Petepiphis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 4-5 greek, demotic new. reedition?
Multilingualism Script = Language Bilingual
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: daughter of a man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures

11Transcription and translation by Jan Moje. ı͗n Ta-Spd ta Pa-
2ḥḏ 1/10 ꜣrsnꜣ (n) ḥsb.t 2 n-ḏr.t
3Ṯꜣy-Ḥp-n-ı͗m=w sꜣ Nꜣ-nfr-ı͗b-Rꜥ ḥsb.t 2 ı͗bd 4 ꜣḫ.t sw 14

1 Transcription and translation by Jan Moje.
4Ταστίτος (ἔτους) β 1ed. Πρου̣ῖτος (χαλκοὶ) β
5χόας ν κοτύλας δ̣ 2ed. Χόμνις (γίνονται) δ̣
6sẖ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-ppt. sꜣ Pa-H̱nm

1 ed. Πρου̣ῖτος (χαλκοὶ) β
2 ed. Χόμνις (γίνονται) δ̣
1Thus has brought Tastis, daughter of Pa⸢..?..⸣
2the 1/10 of the Arsinoe tax (of) the 2nd regnal year. Issued by
3Sehapmoys, son of Nepherpres. 2nd regnal year, 14th of Choiak.
4Tastis, 2nd year,
550 choes 4 kotylai.
6Countersigned by Petepiphis, son of Pachnoumis.
DAIK 1664_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
1745 man Petepiphis, son of Pachnoumis PꜢ-ḏỉ-Pp.t sꜢ Pa-H̱nm; Πετεπῖφις (Gen. Πετεπῖφιος) pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 02 Choiak 14 -245 February 4 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler Dating by Greek palaeography.;



DAIK 1664_S1_001
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DatasetID 307441
last Change 16.08.2022
Trismegistos 74480
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;336
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307441 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1664), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).