Home Project Search Objects Places Persons & Deities  

Search in Objects

(submit with enter)


Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2375

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_315882.tei.xml



Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2375
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Publication Status unpublished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 113 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at all sides

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 all sides, lower margin probably extant
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Berlin P. 24 and O.Eleph. 297?
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+10


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for outstanding tax payments (loipographia)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Fragment of a receipt for several taxes like O.Eleph. 297: "Receipt of Simon, Panapis and Pelaias (praktores?), for outstanding tax payments (loipographia), amongst others contributions as potamou (for the canal?) and diples (billeting of soldiers?) of year 17 or Trajan;" here, diples is preserved. Signatures of two collectors, Simon and Hatpechnubis. Demotic subscript with issuer, date and unreadable text.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscript with issuer, date and unreadable text.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text cf. O.Eleph. 297 and Berlin P. 12108 ined. fehlt DAtum und Demotisch
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
x+1 -ca. 13?- ̣α ̣ -?-
x+2 -ca. 10?- (δραχμὰς) β κα̣ὶ -?-
x+3 -ca. 6?- δ̣ι̣πλῆς (τετρώβολον?) -?-
x+4(ἔτους) ιζ Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυ̣ρίου
x+5 vac. Θωθ ̣
x+6Σίμων ἔχο 1l. ἔχω(δραχμὰς) ιζ̣ (τετρώβολον)? (ἡμιωβέλιον)? -?-
x+7τπεχνοῦβις ἔχο (δραχμὰς) ιζ̣ -?-

1 l. ἔχω
x+8Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Wsı͗r-ns-mtr sꜣ Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Bbwls
x+10n ḥsb.t 17
x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
x+2--- 2 dr. and ---
x+3--- for billeting and ---
x+4Year 17 of Trajan the lord
x+5 vac. Thoth ?
x+6 I, Simon, have received 17? dr. 4 1/2 ob.? ---
x+7 I, Hatpechnoubis, have received 17? dr. ---
x+8[Pet]osorsmetis, son of Pachnoumis, son of Bubalos [///]
x+9[///] ⸢..?..⸣ [///]
x+10in the 17th regnal year [///]
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26905 man Hatpechnoumis, son of Papremithes, candidate Ἀτπεχνοῦμις Παπρεμίθου pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 17 Thoth 113 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 315882
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Julia Puglisi (metadata); Jan Moje (Demotic)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 315882 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2375), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Julia Puglisi (metadata); Jan Moje (Demotic).