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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
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 165 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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Serenos boethos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for an unidentified tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content End of receipt with the date of year 5 of Marcus Aurelius and Verus, probably given out by the tax farmer Ulpius Cerealis and the supervisor Valerius Serenus, written by the assistant Serenos.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Datierung??
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
x+1δραχ(μὰς) ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ (ἔτους)? Ἀντωνίνου
x+2καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων τῶν κυρίων
x+3Παυνι κ̅η̅. ὁ αὐτὸς Μεσορὴ -?-
x+4δραχμὰς ὀ̣κ̣τ̣ὼ ὀβολὸν (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η (ὀβολός). ὁ αὐτ(ὸς) ὑπ(ὲρ) -?-
x+5ε (ἔτους) δραχμὰς τέσαρες (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ̣.
x+1drachmae ? ---- Year ? of Antoninus
x+2and Verus Caesares the lords,
x+3Payni 28. the same on Mesore ? ---
x+4eight drachmae one obolos, = 8 dr. 1 ob. the same for ---
x+5of year 5, four drachmae, = 4 dr.
Cairo 18955-107_S1_001
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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
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 05 165 June 22 CE date in text;



Cairo 18955-107_S1_001
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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 312776
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 312776 (= Ostr. Cairo EM 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Shereen A. Aly.