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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2540

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2540
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Publication Status unpublished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 150 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 Pelaias
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
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 Domitius Fannianus and Germanus, collectors of money taxes, for the contribution of year 14 of Antoninus Pius, over 4 drachmas, paid by Harpaesis, son of Zmenpos and Thinpsansnos.
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
1Δομίτιος Φαν̣ν̣ι̣α̣ν̣ὸ̣ς̣ καὶ
2Γερμα̣ν̣ὸ̣ς πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης.
3διέγραψεν Ἁρπάη̣σις Ζμε-
4ν̣τῶτος μητρὸς Θιψαν̣σ̣ν̣ῶ-
5τος ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) δ ὑπὲρ μερισμῶ̣ν̣
6ιδ (ἔτους) Ἀντων̣ί̣ν̣ο̣υ Καίσαρος
7τοῦ κυρίου Ἁθὺρ ιβ.
1Domitius Fannianus and
2Germanus, collectors of money taxes at Elephantine.
3Thus has paid Harpaesis, son of Zmen-
4tpos and the mother Thipsansnos,
5brutto, 4 dr. for the contributions
6of year 14 of Antoninus Caesar
7the lord, Hathyr 12.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12655 man Domitius Fannianus praktor Δομιτιος Φαννιανος Latin



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 14 Hathyr 12 150 November 8 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315914
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 315914 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2540), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).