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Ostr. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum GR. P. 47

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Collection Cambridge, Fitzwilliam-Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum GR. P. 47
Publication Number ined. (Gonis)
Current Location Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution (unknown)
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (unknown)
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Gillespie, Robert Winton


Object Type ostracon
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
Script, additional A Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of banker Ammonios?
Comments on Text Layout Greek 8 lines, one line of Demotic.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 65
Column Height (in mm) 80
Line Distance 65x80


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for tax on fishermen
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Greek 8 lines. Bank receipt, issued by the banker Ammonios, head of the bank in Syene, for tetarte halieon (the quarter of the fishermen), paid by Teos, son of Simon, in year 5 of Ptolemy XII (or IX?); with demotic subscription in l. 9: for Djedhor, son of Simon.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text transcript N. Gonis provisional
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους ε Παῦνι η̅. τέτα(κται)
2ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Συήνηι τράπεζαν ἐφ᾿ ἧς
3Ἀμμώνιος εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ (ἔτος) (τετάρτης) ἁλιέων
4Τεως Σίμωνος χαλκοῦ οὗ ἀλλα-
5γὴ δραχμὰς δισχιλίας
6πεντακοσίας, (γίνονται) ᾿Βφ.
7 ----- Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης
9 Ḏd-ḥr s3 Symn (ḥḏ qd) 1500.
1Year 5, Payni 8. Thus has paid
2to the bank at Syene, whose head is
3Ammonios, for the same year for the quarter of the fishermen
4Teos, son of Simon, in copper drachmae plus bank exchange
5charges (Agio), two thousand
6five hundred, = 2500.
7----- Ammonios banker.
9 Teos, son of Simon, 1500 (kite)
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνηι (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4223 man Teos, son of Simion Ḏd-Ḥr s3 Symn / Τεως Σίμωνος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios XII Neos Dionysos 05 Payni 08 -76 June 15 BCE date in text; emperor incertain; alternative date June 24, 112 BC.;



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    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 310996
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic)
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310996 (= Ostr. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum GR. P. 47), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic).