Home Project Search Objects Places Persons & Deities  

Search in Objects

(submit with enter)


Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [57]

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_309174.tei.xml



Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [57]
Publication Number ZPE 195, 5 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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Simon, James


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 130 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at upper left corner

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 upper left corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Phanophis and subscript of Antiochos Cassianus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon) and contribution for the men who have fled (merismos andron anakechorekoton)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Antiochos Kassianos and his associate supervisors of the Sacred gate of Soene through the assistant Phanophis for laographia, desmophylakon and merismos epikephalaiou anakechorekoton, paid by Pelaias, son of Pelaias; with signature of Antiochos Cassianus
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 9: esemiosamen!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντίοχος Κασσιανὸς καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτ̣
2ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης δι Φανώφεως
3βοηθο. διέγραψεν Πελαίας Πελαίου μητρὸ(ς) ̣ ̣ ̣
4ΝΝ ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ ιδ (ἔτους) Ἁδρι̣ανοῦ τοῦ
5κυρίου δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον) δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς) καὶ ὑπ(ὲρ) μερισ(μοῦ)
6ἐπικεφαλίου ἀνακεχωρηκότων τοῦ ιγ̣ (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου δραχ(μὴν) α (ἡμιωβέλιον)
7(γίνεται) (δραχμὴ) α (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) ιδ Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου Πα ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
8 Ἀντίοχος Κασιανὸς
9 ἐσημιωσάμην 1ed. σ̣εσημί(ωμαι) δραχμὰς δέκα
10 ὀκτὼ ὀβολὸν ἡμιωβέλιον.

1 ed. σ̣εσημί(ωμαι)
1Antiochos Cassianus and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Phanophis,
3assistant. Thus has paid Pelaias, son of Pelaias and the mother ---
4---, for poll tax of year 14 of Hadrian the
5lord, seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob., and for the contribution
6for the men who have fled of year 13 of Hadrian the lord, 1 drachma 1/2 ob.,
7= 1 dr. 1/2 ob. Year 14 of Hadrian the lord, Pa---
8(hand 2) Antiochos Cassianus,
9I have signed (for) drachmas eighteen
10one and a half obols.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12450 man Antiochos Kassianos epiteretes Antiochos Kasianos epiteretes Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 14 130 April 26 CE 130 June 24 CE date in text, month incertain: Pa[, Pachon or Payni;



    Reserved Copyright




    DatasetID 309174
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 400195
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309174 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [57]), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.