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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 3740

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 3740
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Publication Status unpublished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 180 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: Antonius Iulas
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for the price of public dates (time demosiou phoinikos)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the praktores Hermodoros, son of Soter, and Ailius Didymos, through the scribe Antonius Iulas, for the price of public dates of the harvest of of year 19, paid in year 20; with signature of Hermodoros
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender woman as tax payer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἑρμόδωρος Σωτ(ῆρος) καὶ Αἴλιος
2Δίδυμο̣ς̣ πράκτορεςργ(υρικῶν] κ̣αὶ σιτι[κ(ῶν)
3Ἐλεφα̣ντίνης δι᾿ ἐμοῦ ὑπὲρ τοῦ Δ̣ι̣δ̣ύμου
4Ἀντωνίου Ἰουλᾶτος. διέγραψεν Θινπαχομ-
5παση̣ν̣ις ὑπὲρ τειμῆς δημοσίου φ̣ο̣ί̣νικος γενή(ματος) ιθ (ἔτους)
6ὀνόματος Πετορζμήθου Βιήγχεως δραχ̣μὰς -?- .
7(ἔτους) κ// Ἁθὺρ ιη̅. Ἑρμόδωρος
1Hermodoros, son of Soter, and Aelius
2Didymus, collectors of taxes in money and kind
3at Elephantine, through me, for Didymus,
4Antoninus Iulas. Thus has paid Thinpachom-
5pasenis, for the price of public dates of the havest of year 19,
6on account of Petorzmethis, son of Bienchis, drachmas ---
7In year 20, Hathyr 18. (h.2) Hermodoros,
8I have co-collected.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12545 man Ailios Didymos praktor Ailios Didymos praktor Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Commodus 20 Hathyr 18 180 November 7 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315992
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 315992 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 3740), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).