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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4293

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4293
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Publication Status unpublished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 182 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
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contributions (merismoi)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Apollonios, son of Ammonios, and Ammonios, son of Sokrates, praktores of Elephantine, through the assistant Sansnos, for the merismoi of year 22 of Commodus, paid by Pasetis the elder, son of Petesouchos
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀπολλώνιος Ἀμωνίου δι ̣ ̣ χ ̣ ̣? καὶ Ἀμ̣ώνιος
2Σωκράτους πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης δι᾿ ἐμοῦ Σανσνῶτος βοηθοῦ
3διέγραψεν Πάσητις μείζων Πετεσούχο̣υ̣ ὑ̣π̣ὲρ
4μ̣ερισμοῦ κβ (ἔτους) (δραχμὴν) α (ὀβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον).
5(ἔτους) κβ// Μεσορὴ ιδ̅.
1Apollonios, son of Ammonios, through ----, and Ammonios,
2son of Sokrates, collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through me Sansnos, assistant.
3Thus has paid Pasetis the elder, son of Petesouchos, for
4the contribution of year 22, 1 dr. 1 1/2 ob.
5In year 22, Mesore 14.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
21405 man Ammonios, son of Sokrates, praktor? Αμμώνιος Σωκράτους Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Commodus 22 Mesore 14 182 August 7 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316045
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 316045 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4293), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).