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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4372

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4372
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Publication Status unpublished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 146 and

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 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Papremithes and Bienchis, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine, through the assistant Ammonios, for merismos of year 9 of Anoninus
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Παπρεμίθης π̣ράκ(τωρ) ἀργ(υρικῶν) Ἐλεφαντ(ίνης) σὺν
2Βιήγχι δι᾿ Ἀμμ̣ωνίου βοηθ(οῦ). διέ(γραψεν) -?- -
3σνως Σαραπ̣ίωνος μητ(ρὸς) -?-
4μερισμὸν θ (ἔτους) Ἀν̣τωνίνου Καίσαρος
5τοῦ κυρίου δρα̣χ(μὰς) τρεῖς τριώβ(ολον)
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) γ (τριώβολον). Ἐπὶφ ι̅ε̅. vac.
1Papremithes, collector of money taxes at Elephantine, with
2Bienchis, through the assistant Ammonios. Thus has paid ---
3snos, son of Sarapion and the mother --- ,
4the contribution of year 9 of Antoninus Caesar
5the lord, three drachmas three obols,
6= 3 dr. 3 ob., Epeiph 15.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12805 man Ammonios scribe of Papremithes and Bienchis praktores Ammonios Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 09 Epeiph 15 146 July 9 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316102
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 316102 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4372), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).