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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2544

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2544
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Publication Status unpublished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 155 and
Criteria for Dating date in 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 hand of Phanophis
  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 Phanophis, praktor argyrikon Elephantines, for the contribution of year 18 of Antoninus, paid by ---, son of Phanophis and Senpelaia.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Φάνωφις πράκτωρ ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγρ(αψεν) -?-
2Φαν̣ώ̣φεως μητρὸς Σενπελ̣αίαςπ(ὲρ) μερισμῶν
3ιη (ἔτους) δραχμὰς τέσσαρας, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ. (ἔτους) ιθ Ἀντωνείνου
4Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου, Χ̣ο̣ι̣ὰκ ι̅α̅.
1Phanophis, collector of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid –-
2son of Phanophis and the mother Senpelaia, for the contributions
3of year 18 four drachmas, = 4 dr. Year 19 of Antoninus
4Caesar the lord, Choiak 11.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
29125 man ---, son of Phanophis and Sen(pelaia?) ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣μω(?) Φανώφεως μητρὸς Σεν ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣̣ pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 19 Choiak 11 155 December 8 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315917
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 315917 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2544), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).