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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2379

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2379
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Publication Status unpublished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 132 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
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting scribe: Valerios Thytomous
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats (merismos potamophylakidon)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Kalasiris for the contribution of river police boats, second installment, through the scribe Valeris, son of Thytomous, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Petesuchos, in year 16 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Καλασῖρις πράκτωρ. διέγραψε Παχνοῦβις
2Πετεσούχου εἰ̣ς̣ πλήρωσιν ποταμῶν φυλακίδος (ἔτους) ις ἄλλας
3ὀβολοὺς δύο̣ ἡμιοβέλιον δί̣χ̣αλκον. (ἔτους) ις Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ
4κυρίου. Οὐαλε̣ρι̣ς̣ ἔ̣γ̣ρ̣αψα ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ. Φαρμουθι κς.
1Kalasiris, tax collector. Thus has paid Pachnoubis,
2son of Petesouchos, to complete (the contribution) of river police boats of year 16, further
3two and a half obols two chalkoi. Year 16 of Hadrian the
4lord. Valerios, I have written for him, Pharmouthi 26.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12470 man Kalasiris praktor Kalasiris praktor Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 16 Pharmuthi 26 132 April 21 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315886
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 315886 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2379), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).