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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2486

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2486
Publication Number P.Bingen 88
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 141 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 1
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for the contribution for the men who have fled
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Julius Sabinus and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene through the assistant Sarapion, for the contribution for the men who have fled of year 18 of Hadrian, paid by Zmenpos, son of Harpaesis and Sentithoes, in year 4 of Antoninus Pius.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1 Sabeinos, l. 7 drach(men) mian, l. 10: year 4! date
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἰούλιος Σαβεῖνος 1ed. Σαβ vacat ῖνος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτ
2ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης
3διὰ Σαραπίωνος βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
4Ζμεντπῶς Ἁρπαήσεως μητρὸς
5Σεντιθοήους μερισμοῦ ἐπικεφαλαίου ἀνδρῶν
6ἀνακεχωρηκότων τοῦ ὀκτωικαιδεκάτου
7ἔτους θεοῦ Ἁδριανοῦ ῥυπαρὰν δραχμὴν μίαν 2ed. δραχμὴν
8τετρώβολον δίχαλκον (γίνεται) (δραχμαὶ) α (τετρώβολον) (δίχαλκον).
9(ἔτους) δ 3ed. α, corr. ϛ Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος
10τοῦ κυρίου Τῦβι ι̅

1 ed. Σαβ vacat ῖνος
2 ed. δραχμὴν
3 ed. α, corr. ϛ
1Iulius Sabinus and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
3through the assistant Sarapion. Thus has paid
4Zmenpos, son of Harpaesis and the mother
5Sentithoes, for contribution per head for the men
6who have fled of the eighteenth
7year of the god Hadrian, brutto, one drachma
8four obols dichalkon, = 1 dr. 4 ob. 2 ch.
9Year 6 of Antoninus Caesar
10the lord, Tybi 10.
DAIK 2486_S1_001
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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
    13000 man Iulius Sabinus epiteretes Ioulios Sabeinos Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 04 Tybi 10 141 January 5 CE date in text, year incertain: corrected to year 4 of Antoninus;



    DAIK 2486_S1_001
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    DatasetID 309108
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 78056
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.bingen;;88
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309108 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2486), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.