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Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59215

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59215
Publication Number SB V 7577
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum
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) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Simon, James
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 100 and 299
Criteria for Dating palaeography
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, Roman cursive, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Letter from Herammon to Asraktis
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | private
Summary of Content Letter from Herammon to Asraktis about paying the remainder of taxes
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. names incertain
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἡράμμων Ἀ̣σ̣ράκ̣-
2τι χαίρειν. καλῶς
3ποιήσις 1 l. ποιήσεις δῶναι 2 l. δοῦναι Ἀμμ̣ῦ̣σ̣ι̣
4πράκτορι πύλης τὰς
5λοιπὰς τοῦ φόρου (δραχμὰς) ιϛ.

1 l. ποιήσεις
2 l. δοῦναι
1Herammon to Asraktis,
2greetings. Please,
3pay to Ammysis
4the tax collector of the gate the
5rest of the tax, 16 drachmas.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
25030 man Ammysis? (praktor pyles) Ἀμμῦσι Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
100 CE 299 CE palaeographical dating;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 309114
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 27329
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;5;7577
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309114 (= Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59215), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.