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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4299

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4299
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Publication Status unpublished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 12 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 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for date palms (akrodrya)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the bank of Syene for akrodrya of year 42 of Augustus, paid by Senpetepoeris, signed by the banker Ammonios.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender woman as tax payer



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους μβ Καίσαρος
2Ἁθὺρ ι̅β̅. τέτακται
3ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Συήν
4τράπεζαν ἐφ᾿ ἧς Ἀμμώνιος
5εἰς τὸ μα (ἔτος) Καίσαρος
6ἀκροδρύων Σεν-
7π̣ετεπόηρις η´.
8Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης.
1In year 42 of Augustus,
2Hathyr 12. Has paid
3to the bank in Syene,
4of which Ammonios is in charge,
5for the year 41 of Augustus
6for date palms Sen-
7petepoeris 1/8.
8Ammonios, banker.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4751 man Ammonios banker (roman) Ἀμμώνιος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Augustus 42 Hathyr 12 12 November 8 CE palaeographical dating;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316049
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 316049 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4299), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; Julia Puglisi (metadata).