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Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9647

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9647
Publication Number O.Cairo GPW 62
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: low
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Simon, James


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 24 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachompretis, son of Pelaias, praktor
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for poll tax given out and written by praktor Pachompretis, son of Pelaias, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Pachnoubis, grandson of Petemeaus.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3: Petemeaus l. 8 : Pachompretis
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
2Πετο̣ρζμηθιος 1 l. Πετορζμῆθις Παχν-
3οῦβις Πετεμεαυς 2ed. Πουεμεαυς ὑπὲρ
4λαογραφίας τοῦ δεκάτου (ἔτους)
5Τι̣βερίου Καίσαρος
6Σεβασ̣τοῦ Μεσορὴι λ̅ ἀργυρίου
7δραχ̣μὰς δεκαέξ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ.
8Παχο̣μπρ̣ητις 3ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣] ̣μ̣ ̣ ̣ητις Πελα̣ί̣ο̣υ
9πρακτωρος 4 l. [πρά]κτωρ ἔγραψεν.

1 l. Πετορζμῆθις
2 ed. Πουεμεαυς
3 ed. [ ̣ ̣ ̣] ̣μ̣ ̣ ̣ητις
4 l. [πρά]κτωρ
1Thus has paid
2Petorzmethis, son of Pachn-
3oubis, grandson of Petemeaus, for
4poll tax of the tenth year
5of Tiberius Caesar
6Augustus, Mesore 30, silver
7drachmae sixteen, = 16 dr.
8Pachompretis, son of Pelaias,
9collector, has written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
23580 man Pachompretis, son of Pelaias, praktor Παχομπρητις Πελαίου Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Tiberius 10 Mesore 30 24 August 23 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309398
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 73408
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.cair;;62
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309398 (= Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9647), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.