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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 0058

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 0058
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 039
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
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Excavation team Elephantine, German Archaeological Institute Cairo and Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 143 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 Soter
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the praktor Soter for merismos of year 6, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Chnoum--- and Senpatchnaus, signed by Soter.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l 2-3 name, l. 3-4 tax title l.4: amount 4 ob., l. 5: 4 ob.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σωτὴρ πράκτωρ ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης.
2διέγραψεν Πετο̣ρζ̣μῆθις Χνούμ- 1ed. Χνούμ(ιος)
3oήους? 2ed. Ὀρς( ) μητρὸς Σενπατχναύτιος πὲρ τῶν 3ed. τοῦ
4αὐτῶν μερισμῶν 4ed. αὑτ(οῦ) μερισμ(οῦ) ϛ (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὸν5ed. (δραχμὰς) η (τετρώβολον) Παῦν̣ι.
5Σωτὴρ σεσημίωμαι 6ed. η̣ (τετρώβολον).

1 ed. Χνούμ(ιος)
2 ed. Ὀρς( )
3 ed. τοῦ
4 ed. αὑτ(οῦ) μερισμ(οῦ)
5 ed. (δραχμὰς) η
6 ed. η̣
1Soter, praktor of Elephantine.
2Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Chnoum-
3oes ? and Senpatchnautis, for the
4same contribution of year 6, 4 ob. brutto, Payni.
5Soter, I have signed. 4 ob.
DAI 58-2_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    18340 man Petorzmethis, son of Choum--- and Senpatchnaus Πετορζμῆθις Χνούμ--- Σενπατχναύτιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 06 Payni 143 May 26 CE 143 June 24 CE date in text;



    DAI 58-2_S1_001
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    DAI 58_2_S1_001
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    DatasetID 308669
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24219
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;39
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308669 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 0058), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.