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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4125

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4125
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Publication Status unpublished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

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) ink abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt of trade tax of nekrotaphoi
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content REceipt for trade tax of nekrotaphoi (funeral workers) of year 8 of Ner, paid by Phanophis ---. with signature of Ariston, son of Pelaias.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)
Comment on Religion nekrotaphoi = funeral workers



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διαγεγράφηκεν Φα̣ν̣ω̣φ̣ι̣ς ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣-
2ρ̣η̣ς ὑπὲρ χιρον̣αξίου νεκρο- 1l. χειρωναξίου
3τάφου τοῦ ὀκδου (ἔτους) Νέρωνος
4τοῦ κυρίου month, day, amount.
5 Ἀρί̣στ̣ων Πελαίου ἐπεκλούθ(ηκα).

1 l. χειρωναξίου
1Thus has paid Phanophis ---
2--- for trade tax of the under-
3taker of the eighth year of Nero
4the lord, (month, day, amount).
5(hand 2) Ariston, son of Pelaias, I have checked.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4551 man Ariston, son of Pelaias countersigner Ἀρίστων Πελαίου Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Nero 08 61 CE 62 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316012
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 316012 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4125), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).