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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 212, 7 88
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 191 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
Mounting (non [ostracon])

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 Sarapion, son of Hippolytos, boethos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for guard posts, for the ship of the praetorium and for river police boats (merismos stationos, ploiu praitoriou and potamophylakidon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Papirius Cornelius and Sarapion, son of Palachemis, collectors (apaitetai) of the praktoreia (tax district) of Syene, through Sarapion, son of Hippolytos, the assistant of Sarapion, son of Palachemis, for merismoi of year 32 of Commodus, namely stationos, ploiou praitoriou and potamophylakidon, paid by Hatpechnoubis, son of Hatpachnoubis and the mother Thinhatpechnoubis, grandson of Pantransnouphis, alias Paras.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Παπίριος Κορνήλιος καὶ Σαραπίων Παλαχήμιος ἀπαι-
2τηταὶ πρακτορείας ἀργυρικῶν Σοήνης δι’ ἐμου̂ Σαρα-
3πίωνος Ἱππολύτου βοηθου̂ του̂ Σαραπίωνος Παλαχήμιος.
4διέγραψεν Ἁτπεχνου̂βις// 1l. Ἁτπεχνούβιοςτου̂ Πατρανσνού-
5φεως μητρὸς Θινατπεχνούβιος ὁ καὶ
6Παρα̂ς ὑπὲρ μερισμου̂ λβ (ἔτους) στατίωνος
7καὶ πλοίου πραιτωρίου καὶ ποταμο-
8φυλακίδος δραχ(μὴν) μἰαν τριὠβολον,
9(γίνεται) (δραχμὴ) α (τριώβολον). (ἔτους) λβ Λουκίου
10Αἰλίου Αὐρηλίου Κομμόδου
11Καίσαρος του κυρίου Χοιὰκ

1 l. Ἁτπεχνούβιος
1Papirius Cornelius and Sarapion, son of Palachemis, the collectors
2of the tax district for money taxes of Syene, through me, Sarapion,
3son of Hippolytos, the assistant of Sarapion, son of Palachemis.
4Thus has paid Hatpechnoubis, son of Hatpechnoubis, grandson of Patransnou-
5phis, of the mother Thinhatpechnoubis, alias
6Paras, for contributions of year 32, for guard posts
7and the ship of the praetorium and for river police
8boats one drachma three oboloi,
9= 1 dr. 3 ob. Year 32 of Lucius
10Aelius Aurelius Commodus
11Caesar the lord, Choiak
Cairo 18955-88_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
    19430 man Hatpechnoubis, son of Hatpechnoubis and Thinhatpechnoubis, grandson of Patransnouphis Ἁτπεχ(νου̂βις) // του̂ Πατρανσνούφεω(ς) μητ(ρὸς) Θινατπεχνούβ(ιος) Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Commodus 32 Choiak 06 191 December 3 CE date in text;



    Cairo 18955-88_S1_001
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    DatasetID 312757
    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 312757 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.