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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, 6 Shereen A. Aly 82
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum
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
Dating between 187 and 188
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at bottom

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for the proceeds of dates palms (prosodoi phoinikon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Nemonios, son of Sokrates, and Sokrates, son of Sarapion, praktores of Syene, through the assistant Aibutios Serenos for the proceeds of date palms (prosoidoi phoinikon) of year 27 of Commodus.
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
1Νεμώνιος Σωκράτους καὶ Σωκράτης
2Σαραπίωνος πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Σοήνης
3δι' ἐμοῦ Αἰβουτίου Σερήνου βοηθοῦ.
4διέγραψ(εν) Παχομπαρνοῦφις
5ὑπ(ὲρ) πρόσ̣υδος 1l. προσόδων φοινίκων 2ed. φοινικ(ῶνος) γ̣ενή(ματος) κζ (ἔτους)
6 -?- ε ̣ -?-
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1 l. προσόδων
2 ed. φοινικ(ῶνος)
1Nemonios, son of Sokrates, and Sokrates,
2son of Sarapion, collectors of money taxes at Syene
3through me, Aiboutios Serenos, assistant.
4Thus has paid Pachomparnouphis
5for the income of dates of the harvest of year 27
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Cairo 18955-99_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
    13685 man Aiboutios Serenos boethos Αἰβουτίου Σερήνου Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Commodus 27 186 CE 187 CE date in text: tax year of the harvest. text was written in year 28!;



    Cairo 18955-99_S1_001
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    DatasetID 312768
    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 312768 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.