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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2476

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2476
Publication Number P.Bingen 85
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 114 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation upper left corner broken away

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) upper left corner broken away
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, nice and clear hand of Polybios
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (χειρωναξίου)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Apion (supplied from parallel OGL 896) and Apollonios and Ariston, through Polybios, for trade tax of year 17 of Trajan, paid by Zmenpos, son of Harpaesis and Sentithoes.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok l. 1 name of collector supplied from OGL 896
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀπίων 1cf. OGL 896 καὶ Ἀπολλώνιος καὶ Ἀρίστων.
2διέ̣γραψεν Ζμενπῶς Ἁρπαή-
3σεως μητρὸς Σεντιθοῆο̣υς λινόυφος
4ἰδιώτης ὑπὲρ χειροναξίου τοῦ
5ιζ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
6δραχμὰς εἴκοσι ὀβολοὺς δύο
7(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον)
8Παῦνι ι διὰ Πολυβίου

1 cf. OGL 896
1Apion and Apollonios and Ariston.
2Thus has paid Zmenpos, son of Harpaesis
3and the mother Sentithoes, linen weaver,
4layman, for trade tax of the
517th year of Trajan the lord,
6twenty drachmas two obols,
7= 20 dr. 2 ob.
8Payni 10, through Polybios.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
28535 man Apion, collector? Ἀπίων pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 17 Payni 10 114 June 14 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309098
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 78053
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.bingen;;85
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309098 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2476), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.