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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2477

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2477
Publication Number P.Bingen 87
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 139 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 Pachompsachis, scribe
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion) and poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Valerios Marion and his associate supervisors (epiteretai) through the assistant Pachompsachis for trade tax of year 1 of Antoninus and for installments for poll tax and trade tax of year 20 of Hadrian, paid by Zmenpos, son of Harpaesis and Sentithoes.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. (correction in bibl. included)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Μαρίων καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτ
2ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Πα-
3χομψᾶχις βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
4Ζμεντπωτ̣ος 1 l. Ζμεντπῶς Ἁρπαήσιος
5μητρὸς Τα̣τιθω̣οῦης ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου
6α (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
7τοῦ κυρίου ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς εἴκοσι
8ὀβολοὺς δύο (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον) ὁ αὐτὸς λαογραφίας
9κ (ἔτους) 2ed. β (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) γ (τριώβολον). (ἔτους) β Ἀντωνίνου
10Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Φαμεν-
11ὼθ ιζ

1 l. Ζμεντπῶς
2 ed. β (ἔτους)

1Valerius Marion and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through
3Pachompsachis, assistant. Thus has paid
4Zmenpos, son of Harpaesis
5and the mother Tatithooues (Sentithoes), for trade tax
6of year 1 of Antoninus Caesar
7the lord, brutto, twenty drachmas
8two obols, = 20 dr. 2 ob. The same for poll tax
9of year 20 (of Hadrian) brutto, 3 dr. 3 ob. Year 2 of Antoninus
10Caesar the lord, Phamen-
11oth 17.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12740 man Pachompsachis scribe Παχομψᾶχις boethos Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 02 Phamenoth 17 139 March 13 CE date in text;



    DAIK 2477_S1_001
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    DatasetID 309099
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 78055
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.bingen;;87
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309099 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2477), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.