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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 2731

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 2731
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Publication Status unpublished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
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between -99 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 Greek
Script, additional A Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Demotic
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for tax on fruit trees (akrodrya)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Bank receipt of the banker Ammonios, for the tax on palm trees (akrodrya), paid by Paes, son of Harpaesis, for land(?) formerly belonging to Didyme, daughter of Hermodotos. with signature of Ammonios the banker. At the beginning Demotic line with date, tax type and amount of money.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok Spuren in Z. 10 unklar
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as owner of land (formerly, palm trees)
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures


11Transcription and translation of the Greek by Ruth Duttenhöfer, of the Demotic by Jan Moje.ḥsb.t 16 ḥḏ tky ḥḏ (dbn) 37 ḥḏ qd 5

1 Transcription and translation of the Greek by Ruth Duttenhöfer, of the Demotic by Jan Moje.
2ἔτους ις Ἁθύρ. τέτακται
3ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Συήνῃ τράπεζαν ἐφ' ἧς
4Ἀμμώνιος εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ (ἔτος) ἀκροδρύων
5Παῆς Ἁρπαήσεως τῆς πρότερον
6Διδύμης τὴς Ἑρμοδότου
7χαλκοῦ οὗ ἀλλαγὴ ἑξακοσίας κε, γίνονται
8 χκε. Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης.
10ψν (Spuren ausgewischt?, demotisch?)

116th regnal year: The fruit tax (of) 37 silver (deben) and 5 silver kite.
2Year 16, Hathyr. Thus has paid
3to the bank in Syene of which
4Ammonios is in charge, for the same year for the tax on palm trees
5Paes, son of Harpaesis, for the land formerly
6belonging to Didyme, daughter of Hermodotos,
7copper plus agio six hundred 25, =
8625. Ammonios, banker.
10750. Spuren?
DAI 2731-1_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνῃ (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4005 man Ammonios (Trapezit) Ἀμμώνιος = Ἀμώνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios X Alexander I + Cleopatra III 16 Hathyr -99 November 16 BCE -99 December 15 BCE date in text;



    DAI 2731-1_S1_001
    Reserved Copyright



    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 315839
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic)
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 315839 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK 2731), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic).