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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1476

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1476
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 021
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 118 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 receipt unknwon, signature of Antonius Malchaios
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt of harbour dues
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for harbour dues from the port officer (ho ascholoumenos ten hormophylakian) at Syene (Aswan), Antonios Malchaios, acknowledging receipt of dues on cargoes over the past four months Pachon - Mesore; with subscript of the collector.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok (Reiter incl.)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντώνιος Μαλχαῖο(ς)ἀσχολού-
2μενος τὴν ὁρμοφυλακίαν
3Σοήνης Ἁρπαήσι Ἀμμωνίου Ψεν-
4θινερμογένου χαίρειν. ἀπέχω
5παρʼ ἐσοῦ τὸ ἐνόρμιον ἀγωγί-
6ων ὧν ἐποιήσου τὰ ἀπὸ Παχὼν
7ἕως Μεσορὴ λ τοῦ β (ἔτους)
8Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
9Μεσορὴ λ. Ἀντώνιος Μ-
10αλχαῖος ἀπέχω.
1Antonius Malchaeus, in charge of
2the harbour guard
3of Syene, to Harpaesis, son of Ammonios, grandson of Psen-
4thinhermogenes, greeting. I have received
5from you the harbour fees for the cargoes
6you made from Pachon
7to Mesore 30 of year 2
8of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
9Mesore 30. (hand 2) Antonius,
10Malchaeus, I have received.
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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
    15530 man Antonios Malchaios Ἀντῶνις Μαλχαοῖς Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 02 Mesore 30 18 August 23 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310126
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24201
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;21
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310126 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1476), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.