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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4373

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4373
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Publication Status unpublished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 180 and
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 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and contribution for the men who have fled (merismos andron anakechorekoton)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for poll tax of year 20 and the contribution for the men who have fled of year 19 of Marc Aurel and Commodus, written by the assistant Serenus
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1κ (ἔτους) Αὐρηλίων Ἀντωνίνου καὶ
2Κο̣μμόδου Καίσαρων τῶν κυρίων
3Παχὼ̣ν ̣. διέγ(ραψεν) -?- Παπρε-?
4μίθου μητρὸς Τ-?- ὑπ(ὲρ) λαογ(ραφίας)
5κ (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) ιζ (ὀβολόν), καὶ π̣ὲρ μερισμ(οῦ) ἀνδ(ρῶν) ἀνα-
6κεχωρηκότων λήμματος ιθ (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) ? διὰ
7Σερήνου βο̣η̣θοῦ.
1In year 20 of Aurelius Antoninus and
2Aurelius Commodus Caesares the lords,
3Pachon ?. Thus has paid ---, son of Papre-
4mithes and the mother T---, for poll tax
5of year 20 drachmas 17 obol 1, and for the contribution for men who have
6fled for the accounting of year 19, drachas ---, through
7the assistant Serenus.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12490 man Serenos scribe Serenos Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Commodus 20 Pachons 180 April 26 CE 180 May 25 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316103
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 316103 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4373), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).