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Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [46]

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [46]
Publication Number ZPE 192, 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]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 150 and 158
Criteria for Dating date according to tax collector's time of office
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right and bottom

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 bottom and right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the tax farmer Stlaccius through his assistant Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis, for the survey tax on palm groves, paid by Pachompapsenchnoubis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. Reiter
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Στλάκκιος μισθωτὴς ἱε̣ρ̣ᾶς πύλης Σοήνης
2διὰ Παχνούβιος Πε̣τορζ(μήθιος) βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
3Παχομπαψενχν̣οῦβις -?- 1corr. Reiter. ed. Παχομπαψεν(ος) Χε[μσνεῦτ(ος)]
4ὑ̣πὲρ γεομετρίας 2l. γεω(μετρίας) φοινικῶνος γενήμ̣ατος ̣ ̣ (ἔτους)
5δραχ(μὰς) όκτὼ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. (ἔτους) ̣ ̣ Ἀντωνίνου
6Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρ̣ίου (month, day)

1 corr. Reiter. ed. Παχομπαψεν(ος) Χε[μσνεῦτ(ος)]
2 l. γεω(μετρίας)
1Stlaccius, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate at Syene,
2through Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis, assistant. Thus has paid
3Pachompapsenchnoubis ---
4for the survey tax on palm groves of the harvest of year ?
5eight drachmas, = 8 dr. Year ? of Antoninus
6Caesar the lord (month, day).
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13710 man Pachnoumis, son of Petosorsmetis (boethos) Παχνουβις; Pa-Hnm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı-Wsır-ns-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 150 CE 158 CE period of office of tax collector in the reign of Antoninus ;



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DatasetID 309181
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 382555
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309181 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [46]), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.