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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2261 (new), 1661 (old)

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2261 (new), 1661 (old)
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 298
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 117 and 118
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at bottom

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 bottom
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe Sarapion 1
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for an unknown tax
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 unknown tax; fragment.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. names incertain***
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλερίωνι καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ
2μισθωταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης
3δι Σαραπίωνος γραμματέως. διέγραψεν
4Πετορζμῆθις Πετεπουήρεως
5 -?- β (ἔτους) Ἁδριαν̣οῦ
6Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
6+y-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1Valerion and the other
2tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
3through the scribe Sarapion. Thus has paid
4Petorzmethis?, son of Petepoueris?
5--- of year 2 of Hadrian
6Caesar the lord
6+y- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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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
    32815 man Petorzmethis?, son of Petepoueris Πετορζμῆθις Πετεπουήρεως pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 02 117 CE 118 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310148
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24274
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;298
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310148 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2261 (new), 1661 (old)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.