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Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9603

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9603
Publication Number O.Cairo GPW 78
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 incomplete
State of Preservation upper left corner and lower right corner broken away

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) upper left corner and lower right corner broken away
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, hand unknown, signature of praktor Hermogenes
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
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 Papremithes, son of Harpaesis and the mother Thinz---, with signature of Hermogenes.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 2 name Serap(ammon) praktor!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἑρμ̣ογένης̣ κ̣αὶ Γ̣ερ̣μα̣ν̣ὸ̣ς
2καὶ̣ Σέ̣ραπάμμων 1ed. Ἱέραξ καὶ Παπρεμίθ̣ης οἱ δ̅
3πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν Πα̣-
4πρεμίθης Ἁρπ̣αῆσ̣ι̣ς̣ 2l. Ἁρπαήσιος μητρὸς Θ̣ ̣ν̣ζ̣?
5ὑπὲρ με̣ρισ̣μ̣οῦ ι (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου
6Κ̣αίσ̣α̣ρ̣ο̣ς̣ τ̣ο̣ῦ κυρίου ῥυπαρὰς
7δραχμὰς τέσσαρες, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ. Φαμε-
8νὼθ ϛ̅.
9 Ἑρμογένης σεση̣μα̣ί-
10ομαι 3 l. σεσημεί|ωμαι (δραχμὰς) δ̅.

1 ed. Ἱέραξ
2 l. Ἁρπαήσιος
3 l. σεσημεί|ωμαι
1Hermogenes and Germanos
2and Sarapammon(?) and Papremithes, the 4
3collectors of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus ahs paid Pa-
4premithes, son of Harpaesis and the mother Thinzm(?),
5for contribution of year 10 of Antoninus
6Caesar the lord, brutto,
7four drachmae, = 4 dr. Phame-
8noth 6.
9(2. hand) Hermogenes, I have
10signed (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 Phamenoth 06 147 March 2 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 308646
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 73424
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.cair;;78
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308646 (= Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9603), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.