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Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [56]

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [56]
Publication Number ZPE 195, 4 Aly
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Publication Status partly 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 123 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, roman cursive, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for monthly trade tax (cheironaxion meniaion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Sokration for monthly trade tax, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Har---, in year 8 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3 Name, l. 4: date year 8!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σωκρατίων καὶ οἱ λοιπ(οὶ) πράκ(τορες) χειρω-
2ναξίου μηνιαίου Σοή(νης). διέγραψεν
3Παχνοῦβις Ἀρ -?- ὑπ(ὲρ)
4χειροναξίου τοῦ η (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ
5Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ἐπι λόγ(ου)
6δραχμὰς τέσσαρες, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ. NN
7ἔγραψα, Χοιαχ ..
1Sokration and the other collectors of the
2monthly trade tax of Syene. Thus has paid
3Pachnoubis, son of Har---? for
4trade tax of year 8 of Hadrian
5Caesar the lord, on account,
6four drachmas, = 4 dr. NN,
7I have written, Choiak ?
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σ (places.xml#8)
  • οή(νης) (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    25880 man Pachnoubis, son of Har?--- Παχνοῦβις Ἁρ[ pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 08 Choiak 123 November 28 CE 123 December 27 CE date in text; year corrected: y. 8;



    Reserved Copyright




    DatasetID 309173
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 400194
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309173 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [56]), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.