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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, 3 Shereen A. Aly 79
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 109 and
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 Sarapion ?
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for public dates
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Ammonios, son of Menelaos, through the scribe Sarapion?, for time demosiou phoinikos, paid by Thinammonios.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text assignation to scribe Sarapion is incertain.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender woman as taxpayer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1̓Αμμῶνις 1l. ἈμμώνιοςΜενελάου πράκ(τωρ)
2ἀργυρικῶν Σοήνης διὰ Σαραπ(ίωνος) γρα(μματέως). διέγρ(αψεν)
3Θιναμμῶνις ΝΝ
4ὑπὲρ τιμη̂ς δημοσίου φοί(νικος) γενή(ματος) του̂ ιβ
5(ἔτους) Τραιανου̂ ῤυπ(αρὰς) δραχ(μὰς) δύο,
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) β. (ἔτους) ιγ Τραιανου̂
7Καίσαρος του̂ κυρίου
8Θωθ ̣

1 l. Ἀμμώνιος
1Ammonios, son of Menelaos, collector
2of money taxes of Syene through the scribe Sarapion?. Thus has paid
3Thinammonios ---
4for the price of public dates of the harvest of year 12
5of Trajan two drachmas brutto,
6= 2 dr. Year 13 of Trajan
7Caesar the lord,
8Thoth ---.
Cairo 18955-89_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
    13190 man Ammonios, son of Menelaos, praktor Ἀμμώνιος Μενελάου Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 13 Thoth 109 August 29 CE 109 September 27 CE date in text;



    Cairo 18955-89_S1_001
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    DatasetID 312758
    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 312758 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.