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Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [59]

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [59]
Publication Number ZPE 195, 7 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 173 and 175
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, hand of Aibutius Niger
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contributions (merismoi)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Aibutius Niger und Pachnoumis, son of Palachemis for contributions of year 14?, paid by Pap---, son of NN and Tachnoumis, probably in year 14..
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. date: probably year 14. year should be 14, since 15 would need the titulature of Avidius Cassius
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Αἰβούτιος Νίγερ καὶ Παχνοῦμις
2Παλαχήμεος πράκ(τορες) ἀργ(υρικῶν) Ἐλεφ(αντίνης).
3διέγραψεν Παπ -?- μητ(ρὸς)
4Ταχνοῦμις ὑπ(ὲρ) μερισμῶν ιδ (ἔτους) δραχ(μὰς)
5τρεῖς όβολοὺς δύο χαλκοῦν) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) γ (διώβολον) χ(αλκοῦς). (ἔτους) ιδ//
6Ἐπεὶφ κ.
1Aebutius Niger and Pachnoumis,
2son of Palachemis, collectors of money taxes at Elephantine.
3Thus has paid Pap---, son of NN and the mother
4Tachnoumis, for contributions of year 14? drachmas
5three, two obols, one chalkos, = 3 dr. 2 ob. 1 ch. Year 14?,
6Epeiph 20.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφ(αντίνης) (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4466 man Aiboutios Niger praktor Αἰβούτιος Νίγερ Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius 14 Epeiph 20 174 July 14 CE date in text, corr: year should be 14, since 15 would need the titulature of Avidius Cassius;



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    DatasetID 309176
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 400197
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309176 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [59]), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.