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Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [50]

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [50]
Publication Number Aly, Congr. Warsaw 1
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Publication Status published

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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 110 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

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 Tiberius Claudius Alexandros
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Tiberius Claudius Euhemeros and Marius Maximus, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Tiberius Claudius Alexandros, for geometria phoinikonon of year 12, paid by Pachompchemis, son of Patransnouphis, in year 13 of Trajan.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Τιβέριος Κλαύδιος Εὐήμερος καὶ Μάριος
2Μάξιμος μισθωταὶ πύλης ἱερᾶς Σοήνης δι Τιβερίου
3Κλαυδίου Ἀλεξάνδρου. διέγραψεν Παχομπχῆμις
4Πατρανσνούφεω̣ς γεομετρίας 1l. γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος γενήματος
5ιβ (ἔτους) ἀρ̣γ̣υρίου (δραχμὰς) δεκαδύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ.
6(ἔτους) ι̅γ̅ Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ
7κυρίου, Τῦβι ι̅γ̅.

1 l. γεωμετρίας
1Tiberius Claudius Euhemeros and Marius
2Maximus, tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Tiberius
3Claudius Alexandros. Thus has paid Pachompchemis
4son of Patransnouphis, for survey tax of palm groves, of the harvest
5of year 12, twelve silver drachmas, = 12 dr.
6Year 13 of Trajan Caesar the
7lord, Tybi 13.
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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
    13155 man Marius Maximus Μαριος Μαξιμος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 13 Tybi 13 110 January 8 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 315777
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 400198
    Papyri.info ddbdp
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 315777 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 [50]), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.