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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4344

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4344
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Publication Status unpublished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 in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at 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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Flavius Eutyches, tax farmer (misthotes) of the Sacred Gate of Syene, and Longinus Crispus, and associate supervisors, through the assitant Sarapion, for poll tax of year 11 of Hadrian, paid by Pelaias, son of Heriechnoubis (and the mother Tisatis) in year 12 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Φλάουιος Εὐτυ̣χ(ὴς) μισθ(ωτὴς) ἱερᾶς πύλ(ης) Σοήνης
2καὶ Λ̣ονγῖνο̣ς̣ Κρίσπος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῶι
3ἐπιτηρηταὶ διὰ Σαραπίωνος βοηθ(οῦ). διέγραψ(εν)
4Πελαίας Ἑριεχνούβ(εως)? μητ(ρὸς) Τισᾶτις?
5ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τ̣ο̣ῦ̣ ἑνδεκάτου ἔτους
6Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου δραχ(μὰς)
7δέκα ἑ̣π̣τ̣ὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσμ(οφυλάκων) (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός).
8(ἔτους) ιβ Ἁ[δριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου -?-
1Flavius Eutyches, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
2and Longinus Crispus and his associate
3supervisors, through the assistant Sarapion. Thus has paid
4Pelaias, son of Heriechnoubis and the mother Tisatis,
5for poll tax of the eleventh year
6of Hadrian Caesar the lord, drachmas
7seventeen 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob.
8Year 12 of Hadrian Caesar the lord ---
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13095 man Flavius Eutyches misthotes, freedman of Flavius Pansa Φλάουιος Εὐτυχὴς, ἀπελεύθερος Φλαουίου Πάν̣σα̣ Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 12 127 CE 128 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316081
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 316081 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4344), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).