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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2490

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2490
Publication Number P.Bingen 84
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 132 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 off
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of praktor Petorzmethis in receipt and signature
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contributions for two statues (for Antinoos) (merismoi andrianton 2)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Petorzmethis alias Pachompsachis, tax collectors of Elephantine, for the contribution for two statues for Antinoos, paid by Zmenpos, son of Harpaesis and Sentithoes, with signature of praktor Petorzmethis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text new ed. in ZPE 202, 2017, 241
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Πετορζμῆθ(ις) ὁ καὶ Παχομψᾶχις πράκτωρ Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν
2Ζμενπῶς Ἁρπ̣αήσ̣εως μητρὸς Σεντιθ̣ο̣ήους ὑπὲρ
3μερισ(μοῦ) ἀνδ̣ρ̣ι̣άντων β Ἀντινώου 1l. Ἀντινόου τοῦ ιζ (ἔτους)
4Ἁδριαν̣ο̣ῦ τοῦ κυρίου ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) β (τριώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον) καὶ ὑπὲρ μερισμῶν
5ποτ̣αμονφυλακίδος καὶ σ̣τ̣α̣τίωνος τοῦ αὐτοῦ ιζ (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰν
6(δραχμὴν) α (τετρώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον) (δίχαλκον). (ἔτους) ιζ Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου Ἁθὺρ ιζ.
7Πετορζμῆθις πράκτωρ σεσημείωμαι.

1 l. Ἀντινόου
1Petorzmethis alias Pachompsachis, tax collector at Elephantine. Thus has paid
2Zmenpos, son of Harpaesis and the mother Sentithoes, for the
3contributions of 2 statues of Antinoos of year 17
4of Hadrian the lore, 2 dr. 3 1/2 ob. brutto, and for the contribution
5of river police boats and guard posts of the same 17th year, brutto,
61 dr. 4 1/2 ob. 2 ch. Year 17 of Hadrian the lord, Hathyr 17.
7Petorzmethis, tax collector, I have signed.
DAIK 2490_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
    27530 man Antinoos, lover of Hadrian Ἀντινώου Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 17 Hathyr 17 132 November 13 CE date in text, date corrected.;



    DAIK 2490_S1_001
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    DatasetID 309110
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 78052
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.bingen;;84
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309110 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2490), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.