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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1511

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1511
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 018
Current Location magazine Assuan
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 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 114 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 unknown, same as in O.Eleph.DAIK 19
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for the Dacian canal of Trajan and for the salary of river police boats (dakikou potamou and opsonion potamophylakidon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ammonios and Dionysios, here called epiteretai, for the Dacian canal (of Trajan) and for the wages on soldiers of river police boats, paid by Sarapion, son of Germanos and Senpapremithes.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok (including Duttenhöfer)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιο(ς) καὶ Δ̣ιονύσιος πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Σοήνης
2διέγρα(ψεν) Σαραπίων Γ̣ε̣ρμαν̣οῦ μητρὸς
3Σενπαπρεμίθου Δακικοῦ ποταμοῦ καὶ μ̣ι̣σ̣θοῦ
4ποταμοφυλακ(ίδος) τοῦ ιζ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυ̣ρίο̣υ ἀργυρίου
5δραχ(μὰς) ἓξ ὀβολ(οὺς) πέντε (γίνεται) (δραχμαὶ) ϛ (πεντώβολον). (ἔτους) ιζ Τραιανοῦ
6τοῦ κυρίου Μεσορὴ ι̅ε̅.
1Ammonios and Dionysios, collectors of money taxes from Syene.
2Thus has paid Sarapion, son of Germanos and the mother
3Senpapremithes, for the Dacian canal and for the wages
4for (the soldiers on) river police boats of year 17 of Trajan the lord
5six silver drachmae and five oboloi, = 6 dr. 5 ob. Year 17 of Trajan
6the lord, Mesore 15.
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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
    12435 man Ammonios praktor (Syene) Ammonios praktor Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 17 Mesore 15 114 August 8 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310124
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24199
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;18
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310124 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1511), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.