Home Project Search Objects Places Persons & Deities  

Search in Objects

(submit with enter)


Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [44]

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_309179.tei.xml



Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [44]
Publication Number ZPE 192, 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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 139 and 140
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, hand of Pachompsachis boethos.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) 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 Valerios Marion and his associate supervisors (epiteretai) through the assistant Pachompsachis for laographia of year 22 of Hadrian, paid .
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. ZPE 202, 2017, p. 239, note 42.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Μαρίων καὶ
2οἱ σὺν αὐτῶ ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σο-
3ήνης διὰ Παχομψάχις βοηθοῦ .
4διέγραψεν Παπρεμίθης Ὀννώ-
5φρεως ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας γ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς
6δέκα ἑπτὰ ὀβολὸν, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (όβολός),
7μερισμοῦ ἐπικεφαλίου άνδρῶν ἀνακεχωρηκότων β (ἔτους)
8(δραχμὴν) α (πεντώβολον) χ(αλκοῦς) β. (ἔτους) δ̣ 1ed. γ Ἀντωνίνου
9Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου, (month, day).

1 ed. γ
1Valerius Marion and
2his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of
3Syene, through Pachompsachis, assistant.
4Thus has paid Papremithes, son of Onno-
5phris, for poll tax of year 3, drachmae
6seventeen one obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob.,
7for contribution for the men who have fled of year 2,
81 dr. 5 ob. 2 ch. Year 4 of Antoninus
9Caesar the lord, (month, day).
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σο- (places.xml#8)
  • ήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12740 man Pachompsachis scribe Παχομψᾶχις boethos Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 04 140 CE 141 CE date in text, corr. ;



    Reserved Copyright




    DatasetID 309179
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 382553
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309179 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [44]), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.