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Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [48]

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [48]
Publication Number ZPE 192, 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]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 161 and 164
Criteria for Dating date according to tax collector's time of office
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 Petorzmethis boethos.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for a statues and a busts of the emperors (andrianton kai protomon) and for the building of watch towers (oikodomias skopelon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Valerios Serenos and Palachemis, the two praktores argyrikon of Elephantine, through Petorzmethis, assistant, for the contribution of statues and busts of the emperors (merismos andrianton and protomon) and for the building of watch towers (oikodomias skopelon), paid by NN, son of Pasnebis and NN.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. Reiter, l. 2-3, l. 6-7 date corrected: year 3
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Σερῆνος καὶ Παλαχ̣ῆμις οἱ β πράκτορες
2ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ Πετορζμήθου βοηθοῦ . διέγραψεν NN
3Πασνηβις 1l. Πασνήβιος? μητρὸς Σ ̣ ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ β (ἔτους)
4ἀνδριάντων καὶ προτομῶν τῶν κυρίων Καισάρων
5(δραχμὰς) ι, καὶ ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ οἰκοδομίας σκοπέλων (τριώβολον) χαλκοῦς γ. (ἔτους) γ
6Αὐρηλίων Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου
7Καισάρων τῶν κυρίων (month, day)

1 l. Πασνήβιος?
1Valerius Serenus and Palachemis, the 2 collectors
2of money taxes at Elephantine, through Petorzmethis, assistant. Thus has paid NN
3son of Pasnebis and the mother S--- for the contribution of year 2
4for statues and busts of the lords Caesares,
510 dr., and for the building of watch towers 3 obols 3 chalkoi. Year 3
6of Aurelius Antoninus and Aurelius Verus
7Caesares the lords, (month, day).
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4242 man Palachemis praktor Παλαχῆμις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 03 162 CE 163 CE date corrected ;



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DatasetID 309183
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 382557
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309183 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [48]), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.