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Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59217

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59217
Publication Number SB V 7579
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
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, cursive, hand Iulius Maximus of SB 4355 und APF 63, 3
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for customs duties
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Gaius Iulius Maximus and his partners, customs officers of the harbour at Syene, for various goods imported or exported by Ammonios, son of Thinhermogenes
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 2-3 name: Ἀμμω-νίου Θιε̣νερμογέν(ους), cf. Berlin P. 12088 and P. 12103! l. 6: keram() dr. 4, drachmai problematic, but clearly visible
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Γάιος Ἰούλιος Μάξιμος καὶ μέτοχοι
2πεντηκοστῶναι λιμένος Σοήνης Ἀμμω-
3νίου Θιε̣νερμογένους 1ed. Ἀμμω- ̣ ̣ ̣ουθιω̣ν Ἑρμογέν(ους), l. Ἀμμωνίῳ χαίρειν. ἀπεσχό-
4μην παρὰ σοῦ τὸ γεινόμενον τέλος,
5ὧν εἰσηγείωχας Φαρμοῦθι κ̅ λινοκαλάμης
6δεσμῶν δ̅. ὁμοίως, ὧν ἐξηγείωχας κεραμίων λεπτων? 2ed. κατ̣ε̣\μ/λεπ\ ̣/ (δραχμὰς) δ.
7ὁμοίως κδ λινοκαλάμης δεσμοῦ α̅. ὁμοίως Παῦνι κ̅ε̅
8κριθῆς (ἀρταβῶν) δ. ὁμοίως Μεσορὴ ι̅ε̅ οἴνου λαγύνων δ̅.
9ὁμοίως, οὗ ἐξηγείωχας μυροβαλάνου
10(ἀρτάβης) α. (ἔτους) γ̣ Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
11Μεσορὴ κ̅θ̅.

1 ed. Ἀμμω- ̣ ̣ ̣ουθιω̣ν Ἑρμογέν(ους), l. Ἀμμωνίῳ
2 ed. κατ̣ε̣\μ/λεπ\ ̣/
1Gaius Iulius Maximus and his partners,
2the tax farmers of the two-percent tax of the harbour of Syene to Ammo-
3nios, son of Thinhermogenes, greetings. We have
4received from you the proper tax for goods
5you have imported on Pharmouthi 20, of flax
64 bundles, ditto, of goods you have exported, for fine ceramics 4 dr.
7ditto, on the 24th, 1 bundle of flax. ditto, on Payni 25th,
84 artabas of barley; ditto, on Mesore 15, 4 bottles of wine.
9ditto, which you have exported, of behen-nuts
101 artaba. Year 3 of Traian the lord,
11Mesore 29.
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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
    25080 man Ammonios, son of Thinhermogenes Ἀμμω-νίου Θιε̣νερμογένους Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 03 Mesore 29 100 August 22 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309115
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 17973
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;5;7579
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309115 (= Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59217), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.