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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, 1 Shereen A. Aly 106
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 114 and
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at 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 at right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe Palachemis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for the price and expenses for a statue of Trajan (time and dapane andriantos Traianou)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Bassion and Ammonas, praktores, for time and dapane andriantos Traianou, paid by Zmetpos, son of Petechnoubis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Problem Übersetzung archaias ektheseos
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Βασσίων καὶ Ἀμμώνιος πράκτορες ἀρχαιᾶς ἐκθ(έσεως). διέγραψε
2Ζμετπῶς Πετεχνούβιος ὑπ̣ὲρ τιμῆ(ς) καὶ δαπάνη(ς)
3ἀνδρειάντος τοῦ ἀνατεθέντος ἐν Κ̣αισαρίω δραχ(μὰς) δύο (τετρώβολον)
4(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) β (τετρώβολον). ἔτους) ιη Τραιανοῦ Καίσ̣αρος τοῦ κυρίου -?-
1Bassion and Ammonios, collectors of old (outstanding) debts. Thus has paid
2Zmetpos, son of Petechnoubis, for the price and expenses
3of a statue erected in the Kaisareion two drachmae 4 ob.,
4= 2 dr. 4 ob. Year 18 of Traianus Caesar the lord, (month, day?).
Cairo 18955-106_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4555 man Ammonas praktor Ἀμμωνᾶς Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 18 114 CE 115 CE date in text;



Cairo 18955-106_S1_001
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DatasetID 312775
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 312775 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.