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Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [47]

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [47]
Publication Number ZPE 192, 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]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 164 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and right side.

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 and right.
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Petorzmethis boethos.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for the price of public dates (time demosiou phoinikos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Longinus Serenus and Petronios Bassianos, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine through the assitant Petorzmethis, for time demosiou phoinikos of the harvest of year 4 of Antoninus and Verus, paid by NN and the sister Tachnoubis in year 5 of Antoninus and Verus
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. tax title: time dem. phoi., l. 6 Reiter
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as taxpayer, sister of the other tax payer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Λονγεῖνος Σερῆνος καὶ Πετρῶνις Βασσιανὸς
2πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ Πετορζμήθου βοηθοῦ
3διέγραψαν ---μιθ(?) καὶ Ταχνοῦβις ἀδε̣λφὴ ὑπὲρ τιμῆς
4δημοσίου φοίνικος γενήματος δ (ἔτους) ὀνόμα̣τ(ος) NN
5ἐπὶ λόγου (δραχμὰς) ε (τριώβολον) (ἔτους) ε Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων
6τῶν κυρίων Τῦβι δ.
1Longinus Serenus and Petronius Bassianus,
2collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through the assistant Petorzmethis.
3Thus have paid ---mith(?) and Tachnoubis, the sister, for the price of
4public dates of the harvest of year 4, on the name of NN,
5on account, 5 dr. 3 ob. Year 5 of Antoninus and Verus Caesares
6the lords, Tybi 4.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
25330 (uncertain) ---]mith() ---]μιθ() pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 05 Tybi 04 164 December 30 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309182
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 382556
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309182 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [47]), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.