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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, 5 Shereen A. Aly 92
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


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 153 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

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
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats and guard posts (merismos potamophylakidon and stationos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Papremithes, son of Ammonios and Ammonianus, son of Ammonianus, and their associate agents of the praktoreia of Elephantine, for contribution for river police boats and guard posts (merismos potamophylakidon and stationos), paid by Panapotis, son of Asymbolos, in year 16 of Antoninus/Marc Aurel?
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Παπρεμείθης Ἀμμων̣ί̣ου
2καὶ Ἀμμωνιανὸς // 1l. (Ἀμμωνιανοῦ) καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς
3χειρίζοντες πρακτορεί̣αν ἀργυρικῶν
4Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν Παναπῶτις
5Ἀσυμβόλου ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ποταμο-
6φυλ̣̣ακ̣ίδος σ̣τατίωνος λήμματος ις (ἔτους)
7(γίν.) (δραχμὴν) α (πεντώβολον). (ἔτους) ις // Μεσορὴ κ̅α̅.

1 l. (Ἀμμωνιανοῦ)
1Papremithes, son of Ammonios,
2and Ammonianos, son of Ammonianos and the associate
3agents of the money tax collecting bureau
4of Elephantine. Thus has paid Panapotis,
5son of Asymbolos, for the contribution for river police
6boats and guard posts of the accounting for year 16,
7= 1 dr. 5 ob. Year 16, Mesore 21.
Cairo 18955-92_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    25455 man Ammonianus, son of Ammonianus Ἀμμονιανὸς // Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 16 Mesore 21 153 August 14 CE date in text. reign not certain, either Antoninus or Marcus Aurelius.;



    Cairo 18955-92_S1_001
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    DatasetID 312761
    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 312761 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.