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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, 6 Shereen A. Aly 93
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 178 and 179
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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 left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for contribution for a fortress around a palm grove called Sandant(?)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Fragmentary receipt of the collector of money taxes Iulius Serenos and the candidates Apollonios, son of Ammonios, and Valerion Memerk()?, nominated for the office of praktor instead of Harpchemis. The tax is a contribution for year 18 of Marc Aurel and Commodus for a fortress around a palm grove called Sandant(?). The tax payer Papremethis, son of Pachnoubis pays 14 dr. one and a half obol in year 19. At the end a subscription of the collector Iulius Serenus.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ίούλιος Σερῆνος πράκ(τωρ) ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφ(αντίνης) καὶ Ἀπολλώνιος
2Ἀμμωνίου καὶ Οὐαλερίων Μημερκ? ἀναδοθέντες
3εἰς κλῆρο(ν) ἀντὶ Ἁρπχ(ήμιος). διέγραψ(εν) Παπρεμίθης Παχνούβιος
4μητ(ρὸς) ΝΝ ὑπ(ὲρ) μερισμῶν ιη (ἔτους) ὑπὲρ
5φρουρίου περὶ φοινικ(ῶνα) καλουμένην Σανδαντην
6δραχ(μὰς) δέκα τέσσαρας ὀβολ(ὸν) (ἡμιοβέλιον) (δίχαλκον). (ἔτους) ιθ //
7 -?- (month, day). NN συναπέσχον.
1Iulius Serenus, money tax collector of Elephantine, and Apollonios,
2son of Ammonios, and Valerion Memerk()?, both nominated
3as candidates instead of Harpchemis. Thus has paid Papremithes, son of Pachnoubis
4and the mother NN, for the contribution of year 18, for
5the fortress around the palm grove called Sandant()?
6fourteen drachmas, one and a half obol, two chalkoi. Year 19
7(month, day). (hand 2) --- I have co-collected.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφ(αντίνης) (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    19985 man Apollonios, candidate praktor Ἀπολλώνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Commodus 19 178 CE 179 CE date in text;



    Cairo 18955-93_S1_001
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    DatasetID 312762
    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 312762 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.