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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 1690

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 1690
Publication Number ined.
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Publication Status unpublished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 -238 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at lower right corner, surface abraded

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 lower right corner, surface abraded
Script, Primary Demotic
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown Greek Demotic
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipts for cloth (linen) tax
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Bank receipt of the banker Diognetos* for the account of the oikonomos of year 9 for the cloth , paid by Pelaias, so of Esyris, signed by Antinous, with countersignature of a demotic scribe. Second receipt in Demotic: Psentotoes is confirmed by Peteyris, son of Harnouphis, of having paid the linen tax for the 9th regnal year in an amount of 6 kite.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text fehlt genaues datum: demotisch?
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους θ? (month). ἐ̣π̣ὶ̣ τὴν ἐν Συήνῃ τράπεζαν
2φ' ης Διόγνητος βασιλεῖ οἰκονομείας τοῦ
3θ (ἔτους) όθονιηρᾶς Ἐλεφαντίνης Πελαίας
4Ἐσυριος ἃς̣ Ψεντοτοῆς χαλκοῦ πρὸς ἀρ-
5γ̣ύριον δραχμὰς δεκαδύο μόνον ̣ .
6δι' ντινοῦ.
6bn-ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ḥr sꜣ Ḥr-nfr

7pꜣ dnı͗.t sw swḥ (n) Yb (n) ḥsb.t ḥsb.t 9
8Pꜣ-šr-Twtw ḥḏ qd 6 n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ḥr sꜣ Ḥr-nfr
9ḥsb.t 8.t ı͗bd 4 šmw sw 20
1(Year 9?, month?). (Thus has paid) to the bank at Syene
2of which Diognetos is in charge, to the king, for the accounting of the
39th year for cloth tax of Elephantine, Pelaias,
4son of Esyris, which (drachmas) Psentotoes (is owing), copper in silver
5standard twelve drachmas, only/netto?. -?
6Through Antinous.
6bIssued by Peteyris, son of Harnouphis.
7The tax of the {wheat} <linen> of Elephantine for the 9th regnal year:
8Psentotoes: 6 silver kite. Issued by Pe[teyris, son of Harnouphis].
98th regnal year, 20th of Mesore .
DAI 1690-1_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
25540 man Diognetos, banker Διόγνητος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 09 Mesore 20 -238 October 2 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;



DAI 1690-1_S1_001
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DAI 1690-2ir_S1_001
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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315803
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 315803 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 1690), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic).