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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1630

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1630
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 019
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 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, scribe unknown, same hand as in O.Eleph.DAIK 18
  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, praktores of Syene, 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 Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. corr. Duttenhöfer included
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιο(ς) καὶ Διονύσιο(ς) πράκ(τορες) ἀργυρικῶν Σοήνης.
2διέγρα(ψεν) NN, ΝΝ μη(τρὸς) Σενποήριος
3 -?- Δακικοῦ ποταμοῦ καὶ
4μισθ(οῦ) ποταμοφυλακ(ίδος) τοῦ ιζ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ το̣ῦ κ̣υ̣ρί̣ο̣υ̣
5ἀργ(υρίου) δραχ(μὰς) ἓξ ὀβολ(οὺς) πέντε (γίνεται) (δραχμαὶ) ϛ (πεντώβολον).
6(ἔτους) ιζ Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Μεσορὴ κ̅ϛ̅
1Ammonios and Dionysios, collectors of money taxes from Syene.
2Thus has paid NN, son of ---poueris
3and the mother NN, for the Dacian canal and
4for the wages for (the soldiers on) river police boats of year 17 of Trajan the lord
5six silver drachmae and five oboloi, = 6 dr. 5 ob.
6Year 17 of Trajan the lord, Mesore 26.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#122)

    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 26 114 August 19 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310125
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24200
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;19
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310125 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1630), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.