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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 3130

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 3130
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Publication Status unpublished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 79 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 Sokrates praktor, and signature of Melanthis
  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 praktor Sokrates for poll tax of year 1 of Titus, paid by Peteuris, son of Pachnoubis. with additional signature of Melanthis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πετεῦρις Παχνούβεως
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας πρώτου (ἔτους)
3ο Τίτου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
4Μεσορὴ λ̅ ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) δεκαέξ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ.
5Σωκράτης ἔγραψα.
6 Μελάνθις ἐπεκλούθηκα. 1l. ἐπηκολούθηκα

1 l. ἐπηκολούθηκα
1Thus has paid Peteuris, son of Pachnoubis,
2for poll tax of the first year
3of Titus Caesar the lord,
4Mesore 30, silver drachmas sixteen, = 16 dr.
5Sokrates, I have written.
6(hand 2) Melanthis, I have checked.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13140 man Melanthis (son of Hermodotos) praktor Μελανθις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Titus 01 Mesore 30 79 August 23 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315958
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 315958 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 3130), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).