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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 4932

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 4932
Publication Number ined. eleph 4932
Current Location Elephantine, excavation magazine DAI
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Excavation team Elephantine, German Archaeological Institute Cairo and Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds


Object Type ostracon
Dating between -253 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic, Greek: hand of Petepiphis
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, with small margins on all sides. The lower right crotch remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 0
Column Height (in mm) 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Horos, son of Hartophnachtes, is confirmed by Phatres, son of Hartophnachtes, of having paid the salt tax for the 32nd regnal year in an amount of ½ silver kite. Greek subscription (by Petepiphis, son of Pachnoumis, from the handwriting), with tax type and amount in Greek currency.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Greek subscription: tax type and amount of money in Greek currency.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
11Transcription and translation of the Demotic by Jan Moje. ı͗n Ḥr sꜣ Ḥr-tꜣy=f-nḫṱ ḥḏ qd ½ ḥḏ ḥmꜣ ı͗rm
2pꜣy=f rmṯ ḏbꜥ.t ½ ¼ n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḥtr sꜣ Ḥr-tꜣy=f-nḫṱ ḥsb.t 32
3aı͗bd 1 šmw sw 18

1 Transcription and translation of the Demotic by Jan Moje.
3b ἁλικῆς (δραχμὴν) α
1Thus has brought Horos, son of Hartophnachthes, ½ silver kite for the salt tax, and
2his slave ½ ¼ obols. Issued by Phatres, son of Hartophnachthes. 32nd regnal year,
3a18th of Pachons.
3bFor the salt tax: 1 drachma.
DAIK 4932_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
24780 man Horos, son of Hartophnachthes Ḥr sꜣ Ḥr-tꜣy=f-nḫṱ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 32 Pachons 18 -253 July 5 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;



DAIK 4932_S1_001
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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315674
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 315674 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 4932), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).