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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4296

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4296
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Publication Status unpublished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 151 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 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the tax farmer Stlaccius through his assistant Ammonios (II) for the survey tax on palm groves for the harvest of year 14 of Antoninus, paid by Thinpsansnos on account for Petesouchos, son of Harpaesis, dated in year 15 of Antoninus
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Στλάκκιος μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ
2μμώ̣ν̣ι̣ο̣ς βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Θιψαν̣σ̣ν̣ῶ̣ς ὀνόματος
3Πετεσούχου Ἁρπαήσεως ἀπὸ (δραχμῶν) κ̅ (ὀβολοῦ)̅ (διχάλκου)̅
4δραχμὰς τρεῖς τριώβολον, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) γ (τριώβολον). (ἔτους) ιε
5Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Ἁθὺρ ι̅β̅
6ὑ̣πὲρ γεωμετρίας φοινεικώνων γενήματος ιδ (ἔτους).
1Stlaccius, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through
2the assistant Ammonios. Thus has paid Thipsansnos, on account
3of Petesouchos, son of Harpaesis, of 20 dr. 1 ob. 2 ch.
4three drachmas three obols, = 3 dr. 3 ob. In year 15
5of Antoninus Caesar the lord, Hathyr 12,
6for the survey tax of palm groves of the harvest of year 14.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
24170 man Ammonios scribe II Ἀμμωνίου Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
151 November 11 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316046
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 316046 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4296), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).