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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 1330

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 1330
Publication Number ined. Eleph. 1330
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished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]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between -256 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
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Demotic
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic, Demotic Greek: hand of Petepiphis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Pamenches, son of Harsiese, is confirmed by Phates, son of Hartophachtes, of having paid the salt tax for the 29th regnal year in an amount of 1/3 kite and 1/2 obols. Greek subscription by tax collector Petepiphis.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Greek subscription by tax collector Petepiphis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 1Transcription and translation of the Demotic by Jan Moje, of the Greek by Ruth Duttenhöfer. ı͗n Pa-mnḫ sꜣ Ḥr-sꜣ-ꜣs.t ḥḏ qd ⅓ ḏbꜥ.t ½ (n) ḥḏ ḥmꜣ (n) ḥsb.t ⸢29⸣
2 n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḥtr sꜣ Ḥr-tꜣy=f-nḫṱ ḥsb.t 29 ı͗bd 3 šmq sw 2

1 Transcription and translation of the Demotic by Jan Moje, of the Greek by Ruth Duttenhöfer.
3διὰ Πετεπίφιος.

1Thus has brought Pamenches, son of Harsiese, ⅓ silver kite and ½ obols for the salt tax for the 29th regnal year.
2Issued by Phatres, son of Hartopnachthes. 29th regnal year, 2nd of Epeiph.
3Through Petepiphis.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
27690 man Pamenches, son of Harsiese Pa-mnḫ sꜢ Ḥr-ꜥꜣ-ꜣs.t pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 29 Epeiph 02 -256 August 19 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315798
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 315798 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 1330), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).