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Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [53]

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [53]
Publication Number ZPE 195, 1 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]
Type of Discovery (unknown)
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) (unknown)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution (unknown)
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (unknown)
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Simon, James
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 66 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface abraded

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) suface damaged and abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, hand of an unnamed scribe, probably the same as in Vatican 19906, Aegyptus 98, 2018, 145-146
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for monthly trade tax (cheironaxion meniaion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for monthly trade tax, paid by Psenchnoubis, son of Paleus, in year 12 of Nero.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 5 epi logoi; names incertain
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Διαγεγράφηκεν Πενχνοῦβις
2Παλεῦτος ὑπὲρ χιρο-
3ναξίου μηνιαίου
4ιβ (ἔτους) Νέρωνος τοῦ κυρίου
5ἐπὶ λόγωι (δραχμὰς) τέσσαρες,
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ, Παχων ιε.
1Thus has paid Psenchoubis,
2son of Paleus, for trade
3tax (collected) monthly of
4year 12 of Nero the lord,
5on account, four dr.,
6= 4 dr., Pachon 15.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
25810 man Psenchnoubis, son of Paleus Ψενχνο(υβις) Παλευτος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Nero 12 Pachons 15 66 May 10 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 309185
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 400191
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309185 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [53]), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.