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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 4560

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 4560
Publication Number ined.
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Publication Status unpublished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
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 88 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation joined of several fragments

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) joined of several fragments
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Late Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Roman Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman, hand unknown, demotic subscript
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for customs duties
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for Apollonios Crispus and his partners for customs duties on the export of 2200 jars/vats in year 7 of Domitian, paid by Sarapion for his son(?) Sarapion the younger, a potter. with demotic subscript Demotic (ERC Elephantine, Moje): Name of issuer Petosorsmetis, and value concerning 8,5 stater.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic (ERC Elephantine, Moje): Name of issuer and value concerning 8,5 stater.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀπολ̣λώ̣νιος Κρίσπος καὶ μέτοχοι τελῶναι
2Σοήνης Σαραπίωνι χαίρειν. ἀπέχομεν παρὰ
3ἐσοῦ τέλος τὸ γεινόμενον κούφων ὧν ἐξήγαγες ὑπ(ὲρ) Σαραπίωνος
4νεωτέρου κεραμεα 1l. κεραμέως? λαγύνων δισχιλίων
5διακοσίων. (ἔτους) ζ̣ Δομιτιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
6aΠαυνι ιθ̣̅.

1 l. κεραμέως?
6bPꜣ-ḏı͗-Wsı͗r-ns-mtr pꜣ swn (r-)ḏı͗=y ı͗r=y ẖr st(t)r 8½
7ı͗bd 2 šmw sw 19
1Apollonius Crispus and his partners, tax farmers
2at Syene, to Sarapion, greeting. We have received from
3you the proper tax for the empty jars you have exported for Sarapion
4the younger, the potter, jars two thousand
5two hundred. Year 7 or Domitan the lord
6aPayni 19.
6bPetosorsmetis. The value which I had brought to me, concerning 8,5 stater.
19th of Payni.

DAIK 4560_S1_001
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
27650 man Apollonios Crispus taxfarmer for customs Ἀπολ̣λώ̣νιος Κρίσπος Latin



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Domitian 07 Payni 19 88 June 13 CE Internal dating, with name of the ruler.;



DAIK 4560_S1_001
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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315828
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 315828 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 4560), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic).