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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1637

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1637
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 081 = SB 26 16499
Current Location magazine Assuan
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 175 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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) broken at left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Aibutius Niger
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Aibutios Niger and Pachnoumis, son of Palachemis, praktores of Elephantine, for merismos of the 15th year of Marcus Aurelius, paid in the 1st year of Gaius Avidius Cassius.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1 name of praktor, cf. WO 289. corr. l. 3 met. Sen]esentis supplies of l. 1-2
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 Αἰβούτιος Νίγερ καὶ Παχνοῦμις Παλαχ(ήμιος). 1ed. ]σ̣ιο(ς) Ἀγ̣-
2 πράκτορες ἀργ(υρικῆς) Ἐλεφ(αντίνης). διέγραψεν -?- ̣ις νεώτερο̣ς
3μητ(ρὸς) Σενε̣σέντις 2ed. Πα]τ̣σέπτις Ψάι̣τος
4ὑπ(ὲρ) μερ(ισμῶν) ιε (ἔτους) τοῦ καὶ α (ἔτους) Γαίου Ἀουιδίου
5Κασσίου δραχμὴν μίαν ὀβολοὺς δύο
6ἥμισυ, (γίνεται) (δραχμὴ) α (διώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον) (ἔτους) α
7Γαίου Ἀουιδίου Κα̣σσίου Σεβασ-
8τοῦ, Ἐπεὶφ ϛ̅.

1 ed. ]σ̣ιο(ς) Ἀγ̣-
2 ed. Πα]τ̣σέπτις
1[Aibutius Niger and Pachnoumi]s Palachemis
2[collectors of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid]---is the younger ---
3--- and the mother Senesentis, daughter? of Psais,
4for contributions of year 15 which is year 1 of Gaius Avidius
5Cassius one drachma two obols
6and a half, = 1 dr. 2 1/2 ob. Year 1
7of Gaius Avidius Cassius Augu-
8stus, Epeiph 6.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφ(αντίνης) (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4466 man Aiboutios Niger praktor Αἰβούτιος Νίγερ Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Avidius Cassius 01 Epeiph 06 175 June 30 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 308966
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24256
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;26;16499
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308966 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1637), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.