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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1472

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1472
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 014
Current Location Elephantine, excavation magazine DAI
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 archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Excavation team Elephantine, German Archaeological Institute Cairo and Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 111 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, hand of the scribe Iamblichos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Tiberius Claudius Euhemeros and Marius Maximus, misthotai of the Sacred Gate of Syene, for geometria phoinikonon of year 13, paid by Pachompchemis, son of Patransnouphis, in year 14 of Trajan. Written by Iamblichos, the scribe.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text corr. date of day: Pachon 2
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Τιβέριος Κλαύδιος Εὐήμερος καὶ Μάριος
2Μάξιμος μισθωταὶ πύλης ἱερᾶς Σοήνης
3διὰ Ἰαμβλίχου γραμμάτεως. διέγραψεν Παχομ-
4πχῆμις Πατρανσνούφιος πὲρ γεομετρίας
5φοινικῶνος γενήματος ιγ (ἔτους) ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς δώδε-
6κ̣α̣ ἡμιωβέλιον δίχαλκον (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ (ἡμιωβέλιον) (δίχαλκον).
7(ἔτους) ιδ Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος
8τοῦ κυρίου Παχὼν β̅. 1ed. γ

1 ed. γ
1Tiberius Claudius Euhemeros and Marius
2Maximus, tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Soene,
3through Iamblichos, scribe. Thus has paid Pachom-
4pchmemis, son of Patransnouphis, for the survey tax
5of palm groves of the harvest of year 13 twelve silver drachmas,
6a half obol and dichalkon, = 12 dr. 1/2 ob. (dichalkon).
7Year 14 of Trajan Caesar
8the lord, Pachon 2.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    18245 man (Iulius) Iamblichos grammateus Ἰ]άμβλιχος γραμ(ματεύς) Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 14 Pachons 02 111 April 27 CE date in text. corrected reading: day 2 of Pachons, instead of 3 in ed.;



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    DatasetID 308658
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24195
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;14
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308658 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1472), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.