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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2471

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2471
Publication Number P.Bingen 83
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 129 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 Iunius Valens, who works with Kalasiris in year 13 of Hadrian
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for a statue of the emperor (merismos andriantos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for contribution for a statue of the emperor, written by Iunius Valens, who works in year 13 of Hadrian with the tax collector Kalasiris.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 2, date l. 6, and all supplies. (whole text)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Καλασῖρις πράκ(τωρ) διὰ Ἰουνίου Οὐάλ(εντος) βοηθοῦ.
2διέγραψεν ΝΝ -?- ̣τος 1ed. γυν(ὴ)
3μη(τρὸς) ΝΝ ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ἀνδριάντος
4τοῦ κυρίου Ἁδριανοῦ (δραχμὰς) δύο
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) β. (ἔτους) ιγ Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
6 vac. Με̣σορὴ ι̅ 2ed. γ

1 ed. γυν(ὴ)
2 ed. γ
1Kalasiris, tax collector, through Iunius Valens, assistant.
2Thus has paid NN, son of ---
3and the mother NN, for the contribution of a statue
4of the lord Hadrian, two drachmas,
5= 2 dr. Year 13 of Hadrian the lord,
6Mesore 10.
DAIK 2471_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8060 not applicable (No persons mentioned in the [preserved] text) (No persons mentỈoned Ỉn the [preserved] text) (none)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 13 Mesore 10 129 August 3 CE date corrected. year according to collector's and scribe's time of office, day new reading;



DAIK 2471_S1_001
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DatasetID 309094
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 78051
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.bingen;;83
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309094 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2471), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.