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Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59223

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59223
Publication Number SB V 7585
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 find (unspecified)
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
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Simon, James


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 71 and 72
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, hand of Melanthis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Melanthis for trade tax of the fourth year of Vespasian, with signature of Melanthis, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πατερζμῆτις Πατερζμῆτις
2ὑπὲρ χιρωναξίου 1 l. χειρωναξίου τετάρτου ἔτους
3Οὐεσπασειανοῦ 2 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
4ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς εἴκοσι δυώβολον (γίνονται) κ (διώβολον).
5Μελάνθις Ἑρμοδότου ἔγραψα .

1 l. χειρωναξίου
2 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ
1Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis,
2for trade tax of the fourth year
3of Vespasian the lord
4twenty silver drachmas two obols, = 20 dr. 2 ob.
5Melanthis, son of Hermodotos, I have written.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13140 man Melanthis (son of Hermodotos) praktor Μελανθις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 04 71 CE 72 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309121
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 17978
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;5;7585
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309121 (= Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59223), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.