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Ostr. Cairo EM 18955

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM 18955
Publication Number ZPE 211, 7 Shereen A. Aly 83
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum (transferred to the museum in 1912)
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: medium
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery excavation or purchase
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Simon, James
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object 19 January (?) 594
Dating between 219 and 220
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right
Mounting (non [ostracon])

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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of assistant Kopres
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Hierakapollon and Ammonios, tax farmers of the Sacred gate of Syene, through the assistant Kopres for geometria phoinikonon, paid by Thinbienchis for two pieces of land registered on the name of Thineseptis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender woman as taxpayer and as landholder
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἱερακαπόλλων καὶ Ἀμμώνιος μισθωταὶ
2ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης δι' ἐμου̂ Κοπρη̂(τος) βοηθ(ου̂)
3διέγραψεν Θινβιη̂γχις ὑπὲρ γεωμ(ετρίας) φοινι(κῶνος)
4λημμάτων β (ἔτους) ὀνόματος Θινεσέπτ̣ε̣ως
5τόπων δύο δραχμὰς τέσσαρας,
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ ἐπὶ λόγου. (ἔτους) γ// month, day.
1Hierakapollon and Ammonios, the tax farmers
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through me, the assistant Kopres.
3Thus has paid Thinbienchis, for the survey tax of palm groves,
4for the accounting of year 2, on the name of Thineseptis,
5for 2 pieces of land, four drachmas,
6= 4 dr. on account. Year 3, ---.
Cairo 18955-86_S1_001
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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
    19400 man Ammonios (misthotes with Hierakapollon) Ἀμμῶνις Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Elagabal 03 219 CE 220 CE date in text;



    Cairo 18955-86_S1_001
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    DatasetID 312755
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 312755 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.