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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4042

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4042
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Publication Status unpublished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 127 and 128
Criteria for Dating date according to scribe's time of activity
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and 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 left and right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion), probably of year 12 of Hadrian, signed by Longinus (Crispus) epiteretes
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) ιβ Ἁ̣δριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
2Παχὼ̣ν ι̅δ. Πετόρ̣ζμηθις Πετορ-
4μη(τρὸς) Σενπουήριος χειρω(ναξίου) (δραχμὰς) εἴ-
5κοσι̣ (διώβολον). Λονγῖνος σεση(μείωμαι) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον).
1In year 12 of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
2Pachon 14. Petorzmethis, son of Petor-
4and the mother Senpoueris, for trade tax drachmas
5twenty 2 ob. (h. 2) Longinus, I have signed for 20 dr. 2 ob.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13020 man Longinus Crispus epiteretes Longeinos Krispos Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
127 CE 128 CE date according to tax collector's time of office;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316004
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 316004 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4042), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).