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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2526

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2526
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Publication Status unpublished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 143 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 hand of assistant Pachnubis, son of Petorzmethis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Soter for merismos of year 6 of Antoninus, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpsansnos, with signature of Soter.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σωτὴρ πράκτωρ ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν
2Πάχνουβις Πετορζμήθεως μητρὸς Θινψανσνῶτος
3ὑπὲρ τῶν αὐτῶν μερισμῶν τοῦ αὐτοῦ ϛ (ἔτους) ῥυπαροὺς,
4Παῦνι ι̅δ̅. Σωτὴρ σεσημείομαι (τετρώβολον).
1Soter, collector of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid
2Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and the mother Thinpsansnos,
3for the same contributions for the same year 6, brutto,
4Payni 14. (hand 2) Soter, I have signed for 4 obols.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
24955 man Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and Tipsansnos Παχνοῦβις Πετορζμήθου Τιψανσνωτος Παχνοῦμις ca. 6ο̣υ̣ μητρὸς Σενψανσνῶτ̣(ος) (old.) Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 06 Payni 14 143 June 8 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315906
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 315906 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2526), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).