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Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9599

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9599
Publication Number O.Cairo GPW 77
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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Königliche Museen zu Berlin


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 147 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, hand unknown, signature of praktor Hermogenes
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the 4 praktores Hermogenes, Germanos, Serapion and Papremithes for contribution of year 10 of Antoninus, paid by Zmenpos, son of Petorzmethis and the mother Tisatis, with signature of Hermogenes.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1 Serap(ammon) praktor!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἑρμογένης καὶ Γ̣ερμανὸς καὶ Σεραπ(άμμων?) 1ed. Ἱέραξ
2καὶ Παπρεμείθης οἱ δ̅ πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν
3Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν Ζμενπῶς Πε̣το̣ρζμήθεως
4μητρὸς Τισᾶτις ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ι (ἔτους) Ἀντω̣νίνου
5Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) δ̅.
6Τῦβι ι̅ε̅.
7 Ἑρμογένης σεση-
8μα̣ίομαι 2 l. σεση|μείωμαι (δραχμὰς) δ̅.

1 ed. Ἱέραξ
2 l. σεση|μείωμαι
1Hermogenes and Germanos and Sarapammon(?)
2and Papremithes, the 4 collectors of money taxes
3at Elephantine. Thus has paid Zmenpos, son of Petorzmethis
4and the mother Tisatis, for contribution of year 10 of Antoninus
5Caesar the lord, 4 dr. brutto.
6Tybi 15.
7(2. hand) I, Hermogenes, have
8signed (for) 4 dr.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12660 man Germanos praktor Γερμανος Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 10 Tybi 15 147 January 10 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 308645
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 73423
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.cair;;77
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308645 (= Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9599), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.