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Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Eg. Inscr. 918

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Eg. Inscr. 918
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 Middle to Late Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic - Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Narrow line pitch. The right-aligned main text (l. 1-3) is placed onto the upper half of the surface of the potsherd, with a only small right margin. In the lower half, the countersignature with repetition of the quantiy was written, by another hand, with much more pale ink.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 66 0
Column Height (in mm) 43 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 66 x 43 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for allocation of aruras (for harvest tax)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Ammonios, son of Petechonsis and Matielos are confirmed by an unnamed person of receiving an allotment of 6 aruas from 15 aruras at 5½ artabas wheat.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Ethnicity / Multiculturalism persons with Greek names in Demotic
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ḥsb.t 13 r.rḫ=w r ꜣmnys
2sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ḫnsw Mtylꜣs ẖn sṯꜣ.t
315 n swt 5½ sṯꜣ.t 6 r sṯꜣ.t 3 r sṯꜣ.t 6 ꜥn
4n-ḏr.t Tywy sꜣ Mntrs
5sṯꜣ.t 6 r sṯꜣ.t 3 r sṯꜣ.t 6 ꜥn n ḥsb.t 13
113th regnal year. It was allocated to Ammonios,
2son of Petechonsis, (and) Matielos from
315 aruras at 5½ (artabas) wheat: 6 aruras, yields 3 aruras, yields 6 aruras again.
4Issued by Tyuy, son of Menandros:
56 aruras, yields 3 (aruras), yields 6 aruras again. In the 13th regnal year.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
10770 man Ammonios, son of Petechonsis ꜣmnys sꜣ PꜢ-ḏỉ-Ḫnsw pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Augustus 13 -18 BCE -17 BCE ;



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DatasetID 307470
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 51274
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307470 (= Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Eg. Inscr. 918), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.