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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1575

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1575
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 030
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 141 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 Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
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 the tax farmers Herakleides and Isidoros through the assistant Pachompsachis for laographia of year 4 of Antoninus Pius, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Zmenpos and Tachnoubis in year 5.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἡρακλείδης καὶ Ἰσί-
2δωρος μισθωταὶ πύλης
3Σοήνης διὰ Παχομψᾶ-
4χις βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Πα-
5χνοῦβις Ζμεντπῶ-
6τος μητρὸς Ταχνοῦβις
7πὲρ λαογραφίας δ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς δεκα-
8επτὰ ὀβολὸν (γίνεται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). (ἔτους) ε
9Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
10τοῦ κυρίου Ἁδριανοῦ
1Herakleides and Isi-
2doros, tax farmers of the Gate
3of Syene, through Pachompsa-
4chis, assistant. Thus has paid Pa-
5choubis, son of Zmentpos
6and the mother Tachnoubis,
7for poll tax of year 4, drachmas
8seventeen one obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 5
9of Antoninus Caesar
10the lord, Hadrianos
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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
    12980 man Herakleides misthotes Ἡρακλείδης misthotes Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 05 Hadrianos 09 141 December 5 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310129
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24210
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;30
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310129 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1575), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.