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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, 8 Shereen A. Aly 84
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 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) borken at right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Kopres
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
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 Petorzmethis the elder, son of Petorzmethis and grandson of Bouk.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text tax year and date the same: one of them must iterate?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἱερακαπόλλων καὶ Ἀ̣μ̣μ̣ῶνις 1l. Ἀμμώνιος μισθωταὶ
2ερᾶς̣ π̣ύλ(ης) Σοήνης δι' ἐμου̂ Κοπρη̂τος βοηθ(ου̂). διέγρα(ψεν)
3Πετορζμη̂θις μίζων // 2 l. Πετορζμήθιος του̂ Βοὺκ ὑπ(ὲρ)
4γεωμετρίας φ̣ο̣ι̣ν̣ι̣κῶνος λημμάτων γ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς δέκα ἕξ
5ὀβολοὺς τρει̂ς, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ (τριώβολον). (ἔτους) γ // month, day.

1 l. Ἀμμώνιος
2 l. Πετορζμήθιος
1Hierakapollon and Ammonios, tax farmers
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through me, the assistant Kopres. Thus has paid
3Petorzmethis the elder, son of Petorzmethis and grandson of Bouk, for
4the survey tax of palm groves, for the accounting of year 3, sixteen drachmas
5three oboloi, = 16 dr. 3 ob. Year 3, ---.
Cairo 18955-87_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, date corrected?;



    Cairo 18955-87_S1_001
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    DatasetID 312756
    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 312756 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.