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Ostr. Cairo EM SR 12464 / 2

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR 12464 / 2
Publication Number Cairo ined 12464-2
Current Location magazine
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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red brown
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 Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting Fluttering and unstedy handwriting.
Comments on Text Layout Wide but partly unsteady line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, without margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 50 0
Column Height (in mm) 60 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 50 x 60 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Sisois, wife of Seharpchepesh, is confirmed by Patous, son of Horos, of having paid the rate for the salt tax for the 7th regnal year, in an amount of 0,25 kite. Countersigned by Paretis, son of Payris, and Harsiesis, son of Pouoptis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Identifier of woman: wife of a man - Activity of woman: tax payer



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Ṯꜣy-ḏy tꜣ rmṯ.t
2Ṯꜣy-Ḥr-pꜣ-ḫpš ḥḏ qd ¼ n pꜣ dnı͗ n
3ḥmꜣ n ḥsb.t 7.t n-ḏr.t Pa-tꜣ.wy sꜣ Ḥr
4ḥsb.t 6 ı͗bd 3 ꜣḫ.t sw 22
5sẖ Pa-rṱ sꜣ Pa-Ḥr
6sẖ Ḥr-pa-ꜣs.t sꜣ Pꜣ-wp.ṱ
1Thus has brought Sisois, the wife of
2Senharpchepesh, ¼ (silver) kite for the salt
3tax (for) the 7th regnal year. Issued by Patous, son of Horos.
46th regnal year, 22nd of Hathyr.
5Countersigned by Paretis, son of Payris.
6Countersigned by Harpaesis, son of [Pouoptis].
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
1025 man Harpaesis, son of Pouoptis Ḥr-pa-Ꜣs.t sꜢ PꜢ-wp.ṱ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 06 Hathyr 22 -241 January 8 BCE Dating by content. Dating by prosopography. Internal dating, without name of the ruler;




DatasetID 307624
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 81177
Author Jan Moje; Emil Joubert (bibliography)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307624 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR 12464 / 2), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje; Emil Joubert (bibliography).