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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1477

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1477
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 037
Current Location Elephantine, excavation magazine DAI
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 136 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 Sarapion
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and trade tax (cheironaxion) of year 20 of Hadrian in installments
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Antas, son of Phatres and his associate supervisors through the assistant Sarapion for poll tax and cheironaxion of year 20 of Hadrian, in instalments of one fifth of the amount, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia, in year 21 of Hadrian.
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
1Ἀντᾶς Φατρήους καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτ
2ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ
3Σαραπίωνος βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
4Πατίβπτις Πε<τ>ορζ̣μήθιος μητρὸς
5Σενπελαίας ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ κ (ἔτους)
6Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
7ῥυπαρὰς ἐπὶ λόγου δραχμὰς τρεῖς τριώβολον
8(γίνεται) (δραχμαὶ) γ (τριώβολον)· ὁ αὐτὸς ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου
9ἐπὶ λόγου δραχμὰς τέσσαρες ἡμιω̣βέλιον
10(γίνεται) (δραχμαὶ) δ (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) κα Ἁδριανοῦ
11τοῦ κυρίου,
12Θ̣ὼ̣θ γ̅.
1Antas, son of Phatres, and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through
3Sarapion, assistant. Thus has paid
4Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and the mother
5Senpelaia, for poll tax of the 20th year
6of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
7brutto, on account, three drachmas three obols,
8= 3 dr. 3 ob. The same for trade tax,
9on account, four drachmas half obol,
10= 4 dr. 1/2 ob. Year 21 of Hadrian
11the lord,
12Thoth 3.
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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
    16865 man Antas, son of Phatres, epiteretes Ἀντᾶς Φατρήους Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 21 Thoth 03 136 August 31 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310134
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24217
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;37
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310134 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1477), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.