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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1488

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1488
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 032
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 156 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 Dionysodoros, and his brother Serenus? no photo
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
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 farmer Stlaccius through Dionysodoros for poll tax of year 19 of Antoninus, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia; with signature of Serenus, brother of Dionysodoros.
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
1Στλάκιος μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης.
2διέγραψεν Πατσίβτις Πετορζμήθιος
3μητρὸς Σενπελαίας πὲρ λαογραφίας ιθ (ἔτους)
4δραχμὰς δεκαεπτὰ ὀβολὸν (γίνεται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). (ἔτους) ιθ
5Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
6Μεσορὴ ι. Διονυσόδωρος διὰ Σε̣ρή-
7νου ἀδελφοῦ ἔσχον δραχμὰς δεκαεπτὰ ὀβολὸν
8(γίνεται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς).
1Stlaccius, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene.
2Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis
3and the mother Senpelaia, for poll tax of the 19th year
4seventeen drachmas one obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 19
5of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
6Mesore 10. (hand 2) Dionysodoros, through Sere-
7nos, my brother, I have received seventeen drachmas one obol,
8= 17 dr. 1 ob.
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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
    12530 man Dionysodoros scribe Dionysodoros Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 19 Mesore 10 156 August 3 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310130
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24212
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;32
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310130 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1488), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.