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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 0590

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 0590
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 301
Current Location magazine Assuan
Comments on Inventory In edition wrong Inv.-no 598
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 100 and 199
Criteria for Dating palaeography
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,practised cursive, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for wheat
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the collectors for wheat in Syene through the sitologoi of Elephantine for misthos? and phoros, paid by Tisatis, daughter of Pachnoubis and
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 4 misthou is wrong: new reading: metam(?) metamisthosis??? does not exist
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender woman as taxpayer?
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Παχνοῦβις Πεσαῦτος καὶ
2Μεσοῆρις ὁ καὶ Πεβῶς πράκτορες
3σιτικῶν Σοήνης. ἐμέτρησεν
4Τισᾶτις Παχνούβεως ὑπὲρ μεταμ? 1ed. μισ̣θ̣ο̣ῦ
5καὶ φόρου γενήματος η (ἔτους) διὰ σιτολόγων
6Ἐλεφαντίνης πυροῦ (ἀρτάβας) ζ γ´´
7καὶ διὰ υἱοῦ Ἡρα̣είκου (πυροῦ) (ἀρτάβην) α
8γίνονται (πυροῦ) (ἀρτάβαι) ἀρτάβας 2 l. ἀρτάβαι ὀκτὼ
9τρίτον γίνονται (πυροῦ) (ἀρτάβαι) η γ´´.
10(ἔτους) η/ Ἐπὶφ κ̅θ̅.

1 ed. μισ̣θ̣ο̣ῦ
2 l. ἀρτάβαι
1Pachnoubis, son of Pesaus, and
2Mesoeris alias Pebos, collectors
3of taxes in kind at Syene. Thus has measured
4Tisatis, daughter of Pachnoubis, for --- (?)
5and rent of the harvest of year 8, through the sitologoi
6of Elephantine, wheat artabas 7 1/3,
7and through her son Heraikos, wheat artaba 1,
8= wheat artabae eight
9and a third, = wheat art. 8 1/3.
10Year 8, Epeiph 29.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    32840 man Heraikos Ἡρα̣είκου pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    08 Epeiph 29 100 July 23 CE 199 CE paleography, emperor not known;



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    DatasetID 310149
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 29874
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;301
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310149 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 0590), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.