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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1512

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1512
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 051
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 123 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 Sarapion, scribe of praktor Sanmous
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
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 Pachompetenephotes through the scribe Sarapion for merismos potamophylakidon, paid by Papelias, son of Patchnautis and Senpatchnautis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. suggestion l. 2-3 Papenas?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation



Transcription Translation Pictures
2πράκτωρ. διέγραψεν Παπε-
3λίας 1or: Παπενᾶς? Πατχναύτιος μητρὸς
4Σενπατχναύτιος ὑπὲρ
5μερισμοῦ ποταμοφυλακίδος ζ (ἔτους)
6ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) β. (ἔτους) ζ Ἁδριανοῦ
7τοῦ κυρίου Παῦνι

1 or: Παπενᾶς?
2praktor. Thus has paid Pape-
3lias, son of Patchnautis and
4Senpatchnautis, for
5contribution for river police boats of year 7
62 dr. brutto. Year 7 of Hadrian
7the lord, Payni
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4733 man Pachompetenephotes praktor Παχομπατενεφώτης Παχομπετενεφώτης Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 07 Payni 01 123 May 26 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 308679
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 24231
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;51
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 308679 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1512), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.