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Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [58]

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [58]
Publication Number ZPE 195, 6 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 148 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
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, hand of Ammonios I
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
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 Zenon, tax farmer of the Sacred gate of Soene through Ammonios, assistant, for trade tax, paid by Zmet---?, son of ? ---imounis?.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text supplied name of tax farmer in lacuna l. 1: Zenon Herak(). changed supplies l. 4-5.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ζήνων Ἡρακ(λείδου) 1ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ μισθωτὴςερᾶς πύλ(ης)
2Σοήνης δι' Ἀμμωνίου βοηθο̣. διέγραψεν NN
3 -10- α̣ῦτος μητρὸς Θι̣ -?-
4 -5- ὑπ(ὲρ) χειρωναξίου ι̅α̅ (ἔτους) δραχ(μὰς) εἴκοσι
5ὀβολ(οὺς) δύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον). (ἔτους) ι̅α̅ Ἀντωνίν̣ου Καίσαρος
6τ̣οῦ κυρίου Παοῖνι θ̅.

1 ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
1Zenon, son of Herakleides, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate
2of Syene, through Ammonios, assistant. Thus has paid NN
3son of ---aus and the mother Th---
4--- for trade tax of year 11 twenty drachmas
5two obols, = 20 dr. 2 ob. Year 11 of Antoninus Caesar
6the lord, Payni 9.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12570 man Ammonios I scribe Αμμωνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 11 Payni 09 148 June 3 CE date in text;



    Reserved Copyright




    DatasetID 309175
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 400196
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309175 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [58]), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.