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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2349

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2349
Publication Number ined.
Current Location magazine Assuan
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Publication Status unpublished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 101 and 102
Criteria for Dating date according to parallel text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting handwriting is the same as in Ashmolean GO 528 of year 5 of Trajan
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for the price of public dates (time demosiou phoinikos)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Chemsneus, son of Harpaesis, and his partners, collectors for the value in money of public dates, paid by Kleopatra, daughter of Sarapion, probably in year 5 of Trajan.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as taxpayer
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Χεμσνεῦς Ἁρπαήσεως καὶ οἱ μέτοχοι
2πράκτορες δημοσίων φοινίκ(ων). διέγραψ(εν)
3Κλεοπάτρα Σαραπίωνος ὑπ(ὲρ) γε-
4νήματος τοῦ̣ ̣ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ τοῦ
5κυρίου ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) ὀ̣κτὼ , (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. -?-
6ἐν Ἐλεφαντί̣νῃ ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμὰς) -?-
7ἡμ̣ιωβ̣έλιον?, γ̣ίνονται (δραχμαὶ) -?-
8τοῦ κυρίου, Τῦβι ̣ -?-
1Chemsneus, son of Harpaesis, and his partners,
2collectors of state owned dates. Thus has paid
3Kleopatra, daughter of Sarapion for
4the harvest of year ? of Trajan the
5lord eight silver drachmas, = 8 dr. ---?
6in Elephantine, silver drachmas ---
7half obol, = ? dr. --- In year ? of Trajan
8the lord, Tybi ---
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντί̣ (places.xml#3)
  • νῃ (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    25045 man Chemsneus, son of Harpaesis Χεμσνεῦς Ἁρπαήσεως Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 05 101 CE 102 CE date according to parallel O.Ashm. GO 528 (unpubl.);



    Reserved Copyright



    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 315870
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata)
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 315870 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2349), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).