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Ostr. Cairo EM 18955

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM 18955
Publication Number Shereen A. Aly 90
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 150 and 200
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right and bottom

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 and bottom
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for the tax on Behen-nuts
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Ammonios, son of Sokrates, and NN ? and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, for the tax on Behen-nuts (trite eikasmou myrobalanon).
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text translation of eikasmou***
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος Σωκράτους -?-
2καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτ ἐπιτηρητ(?) -?-
3συνεπακολοθοῦντες?. ἐμέτρησεν Α -?-
4ὑπὲρ (τρίτης) εἰκασμοῦ μυροβ(αλάνων) γενή(ματος) (ἔτους)
5 -6- ιν -?-
y- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1Ammonios, son of Sokrates, and? ---
2and his associate supervisors with ?---
3being present. Thus has measured out A---
4for the third of the estimated value of Behen-nuts of the harvest of year ?
Cairo 18955-90_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
21405 man Ammonios, son of Sokrates, praktor? Αμμώνιος Σωκράτους Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
150 CE 200 CE prosopography and paleography suggests a date late in second century;



Cairo 18955-90_S1_001
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DatasetID 312759
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 312759 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.