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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1799

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1799
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 293
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]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 119 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 (grammateus)
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakitikon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Valerion and his associate tax farmers (misthotai) through the scribe Sarapion for laographia and desmophylakia, paid by Phanophis, son fo Heriechnoubis.
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3 name Heriechnoubis, cf. P.Köln II 115
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλερίων καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ μισθωταὶ ἱερᾶς
2πύλης Σοήνης δι Σαραπίωνος.
3διέγραψεν Φανῶφις Ἑριεχνούβιος 1ed. Παχνούβ(ιος)
4λαογραφίας β (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
5δραχμὰς δεκαεπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον)
6δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). (ἔτους) γ
7Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
8Τῦβι η̅.

1 ed. Παχνούβ(ιος)
1Valerion and the associate tax farmers of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene through Sarapion.
3Thus has paid Phanophis, son of Heriechnoubis,
4for poll tax of year 2 of Hadrian the lord
5seventeen drachmae 1/2 ob.,
6for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 3
7of Hadrian the lord,
8Tybi 8.
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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
    24255 man Phanophis, son of Heriechnoubis (and Tisatis) Φανῶφις Ἑριεχνούβιος* Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 03 Tybi 08 119 January 3 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310147
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24270
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;293
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310147 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1799), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.