Home Project Search Objects Places Persons & Deities  

Search in Objects

(submit with enter)


Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [55]

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_309172.tei.xml



Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [55]
Publication Number ZPE 195, 3 Aly
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 (unknown)
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) (unknown)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution (unknown)
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Simon, James
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 98 and 117
Criteria for Dating Trajan mentioned
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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 left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt of harbour guard
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of ---arion, son of Ariston, through Sarapion, for hormophylakia, paid by Am---.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1: Aristonos, cf. O.Wilck. 48! accordingly supplies in l. 2 and 5
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 --- αρίων Ἀρίστωνος 1Duttenhöfer; cf. O.Wilck. 48. ed. [Ἀν]τώνιος
2διὰ Σαραπίωνος. διέγραψεν Ἀμ-
3 -?- ου ὑπὲρ ὁρμοφυ-
4λακίας τοῦ ̣( ̣) (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
5ἐπὶ λόγ(ου) 2ed. ἀργ(υρίου)δραχ(μὰς) τέσσαρες, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ.
6(ἔτους) ̣( ̣) Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
7 vac. Μεσορὴ λ.

1 Duttenhöfer; cf. O.Wilck. 48. ed. [Ἀν]τώνιος
2 ed. ἀργ(υρίου)
1---arion, son of Ariston,
2through Sarapion. thus has paid Am-
3---, son of --- for the harbour
4guard of year ? of Trajan the lord,
5on account, four drachmas, = 4 dr.
6Year ? of Trajan the lord,
7Mesore 30.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
22885 man ---arion, son of Ariston …αριων Ἀρίστωνος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan Mesore 30 98 August 23 CE 117 CE date in text, year incertain, Trajan. day: 23 aug.;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 309172
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 400193
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309172 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [55]), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.