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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 209, 1 Shereen A. Aly 70
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
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Simon, James


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Lower left corner missing. Surface abraded and damaged.

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) lower left corner broken off, surface partly abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Iunius Valens
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for custom duties for wine
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Iunius Mousaios and his associate tax farmers of the harbour of Syene through Iunius Valens, for the import fee for 25 vessels of wine in Year 12 of Domitian, paid by Ammonios, son of Bassos.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἰούνιος Μουσαῖος καὶ οἱ
2μέτοχοι τελῶναι λιμέν-
3ος Σοήνης διὰ Ἰουνίου Οὐάλεν(τος)
4Άμμονίωι Βάσσου χαίρειν. άπέ-
5χομεν παρὰ σοῦ τέλος οἴνου
6οὗ ίσήγαγες λαγύνας κ̅ε̅. (ἔτους) ι̅β̅
7Δομιτιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
8 Χοιακ λ̅.
1Iunius Musaios and the
2associate tax farmers of the harbour
3of Syene through Iunius Valens
4to Ammonios, son of Bassos, greetings. We
5have received from you the fee for wine
6of which you have imported 25 jars. Year 12
7of Domitian the lord,
8Choiak 30.
Cairo 18955-98_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
    21750 man Ammonios, son of Bassos Ἀμμώνιος Βάσσου Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Domitian 12 Choiak 30 92 December 26 CE date in text;



    Cairo 18955-98_S1_001
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    DatasetID 312767
    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 312767 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.