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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1280

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1280
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 016
Current Location magazine Assuan
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]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Excavation team Elephantine, German Archaeological Institute Cairo and Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 163 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachnoubis, (son of Petorzmethis).
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Pachnoubis, for survey tax on palm groves, paid by Tachnoubis, daughter of Papenas, and her brothers.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3, name Papenas
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as taxpayer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κερεᾶλις μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης
2Σοήνης διὰ Παχνούβιος βοηθοῦ. διέγραψαν
3Ταχνοῦβις Παπενάσεως 1ed. Πασενάσεως καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ
4ὑπὲρ γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος γενήματος β (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) δ (τετρώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) γ
5Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων
6τῶν κυρίων Τῦβ Μεχεὶρ δ̅.

1 ed. Πασενάσεως
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate
2of Syene, through Pachnoubis, assistant. Thus has paid
3Tachnoubis, daughter of Papenasis, and theher brothers
4for the survey tax on palm groves of the harvest of year 2, 4 dr. 4 1/2 ob. Year 3
5of Antoninus and Verus Caesares
6the lords, Mechir 4.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    13710 man Pachnoumis, son of Petosorsmetis (boethos) Παχνουβις; Pa-Hnm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı-Wsır-ns-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 03 Mecheir 04 163 January 29 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310123
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24197
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;16
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310123 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1280), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.