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Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9600

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9600
Publication Number O.Cairo GPW 93
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
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 148 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation brokena 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, cursive, regular, neat, hand of Ammonios I
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (χειρωναξίου)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Zenon, tax farmer of the Sacred gate of Soene through Ammonios, assistant, for trade tax, paid by Zmet---?, son of ? ---imounis?.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1 and 2 supplied; l. 4: supply epi log.? drach.?
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ζήνων μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης
2διὰ Ἀμμων̣είου βοηθοῦ . διέγραψεν Ζμετ-
3 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ι̣μούνιος ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου ια (ἔτους)
4ἐπὶ λόγ(ου) δραχ(μὰς) δέκα ὀβολὸν (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον). (ἔτους) ιβ
5Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
6Θὼτ̣ κ̣̅γ̣̅.
1Zenon, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
2through Ammonios, assistant. Thus has paid Zmet-
3---, son of? ---imounis, for trade tax of year 11,
4on account?, 10 drachmas, one obolos, = 20 dr. 2 ob. Year 12
5of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
6Thoth 23.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12570 man Ammonios I scribe Αμμωνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 12 Thoth 23 148 September 20 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 310115
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 73441
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.cair;;93
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310115 (= Ostr. Cairo EM CG CG 9600), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.