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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2545 + 4530

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2545 + 4530
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Publication Status unpublished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 163 and
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation joined of two fragments, 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 Serenus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, and Valerius Serenus and his associate supervisors (epiteretai) through the assistant Serenos, for poll tax of year 4 of Marc Aurel and Verus,
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κελεᾶρις μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλ(ης) Σοή(νης) καὶ Οὐαλέριος
2Σερῆνος καὶ (οἱ) σὺν αὐτ ἐπιτηρηταῖς τῆς αὐτῆς π̣ύλ(ης) διὰ Σερήνου βοηθ(οῦ).
3διέγραψεν Μενε̣ὺς Πετεπουή̣ρεως μητ(ρὸς) -?-
4ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας δ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς ὀκτ̣ὼ, (γίνονται) (δρ.) η. (ἔτους) δ Ἀντωνίνου
5καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων τῶν κυρίων -?-
6αὐτὸς Μεσορὴ κ̅ε̅ ἄλλας δραχμὰς ̣ -?-
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, and Valerius
2Serenus and his associate supervisors of the same Gate, through the assistant Serenus.
3Has paid Meneus, son of Petepoueris and the mother ---
4for poll tax of year 4 drachmas eight, = 8 dr. In year 4 of Antoninus
5an Verus Caesares the lords ---
6The same on Mesore 25 further drachmas ---
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
38770 man Meneus, son of Petepoueris Μενευς Πετεπουήρεως pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 04 Mesore 25 163 August 18 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315918
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 315918 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2545 + 4530), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).