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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, 4 Shereen A. Aly 96
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 149 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at top and right

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 in four joining fragments, part of top and right are missing
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Domitios Phannianos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Domitios Phannianos and Germanos, collector or money taxes at Elephantine, for the contribution of year 12, paid by Zmithis alias ---, son of the mother Thinpsensnos, and another man, son of the mother Thinpachoumis, in year 12 of Antoninus Pius.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Δομίτιος Φαννιανὸς καὶ Γερμα-
2νὸς πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν πράκτορες λεφαντ(ίνης). διέγραψαν
3Ζμῖθις ὁ καὶ NN NN
4μητρὸς Θινψενσνῶτος καὶ ΝΝ μητ(ρὸς)
5Θινπαχοῦμις ῤυπαρὰς ἐκ (δραχμῶν) δ, (γίνονται) ῤυπαρὰς (δραχμαὶ) η,
6ὑπέρ μερισμῶν ιβ (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου
7Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Φαμενὼθ, day.
1Domitius Fannianus and Germa-
2nus, collector of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus have paid
3Zmethis alias ---, son of NN and
4the mother Thinpsensnos, and NN, (his son?) of the mother
5Thinpachoumis, each 4 dr. brutto, = 8 dr. brutto.
6for the contribution of year 12 of Antoninus
7Caesar the lord, Phamenoth ?.
Cairo 18955-96_S1_001
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐ (places.xml#3)
  • λεφαντ(ίνης) (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    21515 man --- , son of mother Thinpachoumis --- Θινπαχοθμις Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 12 Phamenoth 149 February 25 CE 149 March 26 CE date in text;



    Cairo 18955-96_S1_001
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    DatasetID 312765
    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 312765 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.