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Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9528

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9528
Publication Number O.Cairo GPW 81
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum
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 (unknown)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Königliche Museen zu Berlin
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 118 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, Sarapion, scribe of praktor Sanmous
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats (merismos potamophylakidon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Sanmous for contribution for river police boats, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and the mother Tisatis; written by the scribe Sarapion.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σανμοῦς πράκτωρ. διέγραψεν Πα̣χνοῦ-
2βις Πετ̣ορζμήθεως μητρὸς Τισάτιος ὑπὲρ
3μερισμοῦ πο̣τ̣αμοφυλακίδος τοῦ β (ἔτους)
4Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ἀργυρίου (δραχμὴν) α (τετρώβολον).
5Μεχεὶρ ε̅. Σαραπίων γραμματεὺς ἔγραψα .
1Sanmous, collector. Thus has paid Pachnou-
2bis, son of Petorzmethis and the mother Tisatis, for
3contribution for river police boats of year 2
4of Hadrian the lord, 1 silver dr. 4 ob.,
5Mechir 5. Sarapion, scribe, I have written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
21905 man Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and Tisatis Παχνοῦβις Πετορζμήθου Θισατις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 02 Mecheir 05 118 January 30 CE date in text;




DatasetID 308642
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 73427
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.cair;;81
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 308642 (= Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9528), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.