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Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59219

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59219
Publication Number SB V 7581
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 99 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, hand unknown or of praktor Chemsneus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for public dates
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the practor for public dates, Chemsneus, son of Harapaesis, and his partners, for the harvest of year 2, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Veturius in year 3 of Trajan.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Χεμσνεῦς Ἁρπαήσεως
2καὶ οἱ μέτοχοι πράκτορες δημοσίων
3φοιινκων 1 l. φοινίκ(ων). διέγραψεν Παχνοῦβις
4Οὐετούρεως ὑπὲρ γενημάτων β (ἔτους)
5Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ργυρίου (δραχμὰς)
6τέσσαρες εἴκοσι (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κδ.
7(ἔτους) γ Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
8Ἁθὺρ -?-

1 l. φοινίκ(ων)
1Chemsneus, son of Harpaesis,
2and his partners, praktores for public
3dates. Thus has paid Pachnoubis,
4son of Veturius, for the harvest of year 3
5of Trajan the lord, silver drachmas
6twenty four, = 24 dr.
7Year 3 of Traianus Caesar the lord,
8Hathyr ?
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
25045 man Chemsneus, son of Harpaesis Χεμσνεῦς Ἁρπαήσεως Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 03 Hathyr 99 October 29 CE 99 November 27 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 309117
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 17975
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;5;7581
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309117 (= Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59219), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.