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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, 5 Shereen A. Aly 81
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 118 and 119
Criteria for Dating date in text
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 of Nikammon, scribe of Valerion
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Valerion and his associate tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene through Nikammon, for survey tax for date groves (geometria phoinikonos), paid by Tisatis and Senmaaus, both daughters of Thotomous, in year 3 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Comment on Gender two sister as taxpayers/landholders
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλερίων καὶ οἰ λοιποὶ μισθ(ωταὶ) ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης
2δι Νικάμμωνος. διέγραψαν Τισᾶτις καὶ Σενμεαῦς
3ἀμφότεραι Θοτομμο̣ῦτος ὑπ(ὲρ) γεω(μετρίας) φοινικ(ῶνος)
4γενή(ματος) β (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσ̣αρος τοῦ κυρίου δραχ(μὰς) ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
5(γίνονται (δραχμαὶ) ̣ ̣. (ἔτους) γ Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ
6κυρίου, month ̣̅.
1Valerion and his associate tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene
2through Nikammon. Thus have paid Tisatis and Senmeaus,
3both daughters of Thotommous, for the survey tax of palm groves ? drachmas,
4of the harvest of year 2 of Hadrian Caesar the lord
5= ? dr. . Year 3 of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
6(month) ?.
Cairo 18955-94_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
    21500 man Nikammon Νικάμμων Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 03 118 CE 119 CE date in text;



    Cairo 18955-94_S1_001
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    DatasetID 312763
    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 312763 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.