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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2489

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2489
Publication Number P.Bingen 89
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 140 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 2 of Annius Ammonianus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Annius Ammonianus and Sarapammon, son of Pachnoubis, for merismoi of year 3, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpatrasnouphis, signed by the praktor Sarapammon, son of Pachnoubis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 2: leave out arg(yrikon), since this scribe never writes it in his formula. l. 6-7: the division of sesemiomai was wrong.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἄννιος Ἀμμωνιανὸς καὶ Σαραπάμμων
2Παχνο(ύβιος) πρ̣άκτορες 1ed. ] ἀ̣ρ̣γ̣(υρικῶν) Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν
3Πε̣τ̣ο̣ρζμῆθις Πετορζμήθιος μητρὸς Θιν-
4πατρανσνοῦφις μερισμοῦ γ (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς
5ξ̣ (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) γ Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
6Παῦνι λ̅. Ἄννιος Ἀμμωνιανὸς σεση-
7μίομαι (δραχμὰς) ϛ (ἡμιωβέλιον).

1 ed. ] ἀ̣ρ̣γ̣(υρικῶν)
1Annius Ammonianus and Sarapammon,
2son of Pachnoubis, tax collectors at Elephantine. Thus has paid
3Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis and the mother Thin-
4patrasnouphis, for contribution of year 3, brutto, drachmas
5six 1/2 ob. Year 3 of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
6Payni 30. (hand 2) Annius Ammonianus, I have
7signed (for) 6 dr. 1/2 ob.
DAIK 2489_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12625 man Annios Ammonianos praktor Αννιος Αμμωνιανος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 03 Payni 30 140 June 24 CE date in text;



    DAIK 2489_S1_001
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    DatasetID 309109
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 78057
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.bingen;;89
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309109 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2489), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.