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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2549

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2549
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Publication Status unpublished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 162 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 Petorzmethis
  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 Valerios Serenos and Palachemis, the two praktores argyrikon of Elephantine, through Petorzmethis, assistant, for the contribution of year 2, paid by Harpaesis, son of Panapotis and Senpapremithes
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
1Οὐαλέριος Σερῆνος καὶ Παλά-
2χημις̣ οἱ β̅ πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ
3Πετορζμήθεως βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Ἁρπάησις
4Παναπώτιος μητρὸς Σενπαπρε̣μ̣ίθου
5ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ β (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) ε̣ (διώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) γ
6Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων
7τῶν κυρίων Θὼθ ιε̅.
1Valerius Serenus and Pala-
2chemis, the 2 collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through
3the assistant Petorzmethis. Thus has paid Harpaesis,
4son of Panapotis and the mother Senpetorzmethis,
5for the contribution of year 2, 5 dr. 2,5 ob. In year 3
6of Antoninus and Verus Caesares
7the lords, Thoth 15.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
25345 man Harpaesis, son of Panapotis and Senpapremithes Ἁρπαῆσις Παναπῶτεως Σενπαπρεμείθου pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 03 Thoth 15 162 September 12 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315922
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 315922 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2549), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).