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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4363

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4363
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Publication Status unpublished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 129 and
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
State of Preservation (Text) lower right corner broken away
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for monthly trade tax (cheironaxion meniaion)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Sokration, collector for monthly trade tax of Syene, through the epiteretes Peteesis and partners, paid by Apion?, in year 13 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σωκρατίων τελονης 1l. τελώνης
2χειρονξίου 2l. χειρωναξίου δι᾿ ἐπιτηρη-
3τῶν Πετεησις 3l. Πετεήσιος καὶ τῶν σὺν̣
4αὐτῷ. διέγραψε Ἀ̣π̣ίων
5ὑπὲρ μηνὸς Φαμενωθ
6δραχμὰς δύο. (ἔτους) ιγ Ἁδριανο
7Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Φαμε̣ν̣ωθ

1 l. τελώνης
2 l. χειρωναξίου
3 l. Πετεήσιος
1Sokration, tax farmer
2for trade tax, through the supervisors
3Peteesis and his partners.
4Thus has paid Apion
5for the month Phamenoth
6two drachmas. In year 13 of Hadrian
7Caesar the lord, Phamenoth
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
38875 man Apion (129) Ἀ̣π̣ίων pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 13 Phamenoth 29 129 March 29 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316093
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 316093 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4363), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).