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Ostr. Cairo EM 18955

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM 18955
Publication Number Shereen A. Aly 100
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
Dating between 131 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and right side.

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 and right.
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for monthly trade tax (cheironaxion meniaion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the tax farmers for the monthly trade tax of year 15 of Hadrian, paid by Petorzmethis ---.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1-?- καὶ μ̣έ̣τ̣οχοι τελῶναι χειρωναξίου μην̣ιαίου δι' έπιτηρητῶν. διέγραψεν Πετορζμ-?-
2-?- β? ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου ιε (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ἐπὶ λόγο(υ) -?-
3(amount) Ἐπεὶφ ι̅ς̅. vac.
1NN and his associate tax farmers for the monthly trade tax, collected through supervisors. Thus has paid Petorzmethis,
2son of ?, for trade tax of year 15 of Hadrian the lord, on account, ---
3(amount), Epeiph 16.
Cairo 18955-100_S1_001
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8060 not applicable (No persons mentioned in the [preserved] text) (No persons mentỈoned Ỉn the [preserved] text) (none)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 15 Epeiph 16 131 July 10 CE date in text;



Cairo 18955-100_S1_001
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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 312769
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 312769 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.