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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1654

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1654
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 028
Current Location Elephantine, excavation magazine DAI
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 137 and 138
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 of Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Valerios Marion and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene through the assistant Pachompsachis for laographia, paid by NN, son of Petorzmethis in year 22 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 9: year 20! not the date, but second tax of year 20.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Μαρίων καὶ οἱ σὺν
2αὐτῷ ἐπιτ̣ηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης
3διὰ Παχομψᾶχι̣ς̣ βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
4 -8-9- Πετορζμήθου μητρὸς
5 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ὑπ(ὲρ) λαογραφίας κβ (ἔτους)
6Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
7ῥυπ(αρὰς) δραχ(μὰς) δεκαεπτὰ ὀβολὸν (γίνεται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς),
8ὁ α(ὐτὸς) λαο(γραφίας) κ (ἔτους) ῥυπ(αρὰς) δραχ(μὰς) τρεῖς ὀβολοὺς
9τρεῖς, (γίνεται) (δραχμαὶ) γ (τριώβολον), χειρω̣(ναξίου) κ (ἔτους) 1ed. ] κβ (ἔτους)
10 -?- ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ -?-

1 ed. ] κβ (ἔτους)

1Valerius Marion and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
3through Pachompsachis, assistant. Thus has paid
4NN, son of Petorzmethis and the mother
5NN, for poll tax of year 22
6of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
7seventeen drachmas one obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob.
8the same for poll tax of year 20, drachmas three obols
9three, = 3 dr. 3 ob., for trade tax? of year 20
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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
    29700 man NN, son of Petorzmethis and NN (Eleph 28) -8-9- Πετορζμήθου μητρὸς pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 22 137 CE 138 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310127
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24208
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;28
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310127 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1654), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.