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Ostr. Zürich, AI 1898

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Collection Zürich, Archäologisches Institut des Universität
Inventory Number Ostr. Zürich, AI 1898
Publication Number O.Wilck. 1610
Current Location Zurich, Archäologisches Institut d. Univ.
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 purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Hess, Jean-Jacques (Fribourg CH)
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt unknown
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1929 and
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Hess, Jean-Jacques (Fribourg CH)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object February 11
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 scribe Kopres
Comments on Text Layout lower third of sherd empty
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 75
Column Height (in mm) 35
Line Distance 75 x 35


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the tax farmers Aurelios Hierakapollon and Aurelios Satornilos throu the assistant Kopres for survey tax for date groves.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 5: aro(uras) 1/2
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as landowner?
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Αὐρήλιοι Ἱερακαπόλλων καὶ Σατορνῖλος
2μισθωταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Κοπρῆ βοηθοῦ.
3διέγραψεν Πετορζμῆθις Παχομπετεμενώφιος ὑπὲρ
4γεομετρίας 1 l. γεωμ(ετρίας) φοινικώνων λημμάτων γ (ἔτους) ὀνόματος Σενσμῆτις Πελαίου
5ἀρούρης (ἡμίσεως) 2ed. ̣ρ ̣ (ἥμισυ) δραχμὰς τέσσαρες, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ.
6(ἔτους) δ// Μεχεὶρ ιζ.

1 l. γεωμ(ετρίας)
2 ed. ̣ρ ̣ (ἥμισυ)
1Aurelius Hierakapollon and Aurelius Satornilus,
2tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene through Kopres, assistant.
3Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Pachompetem(enophis), for
4survey tax of palm groves for the accounting of year 3, on the name of Sensmethis, daughter of Pelaias,
5for 1/2 of an aroura four drachmas, = 4 dr.
6Year 4, Mechir 17.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13315 man Aurelios Satornilos misthotes Αὐρήλιος Σατορνῖλος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Elagabal 04 Mecheir 17 221 February 11 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 310987
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 77902
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;1610
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310987 (= Ostr. Zürich, AI 1898), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.