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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4392

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4392
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Publication Status unpublished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 167 and
Criteria for Dating date in text

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 left and bottom
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4+y
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 Petronius Bassianos and Macer, tax collectors of Elephantine, for contribution of year 7?, paid by ---, son of Petorzmethis and Sokrateia
Location of Composition Elephantine 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
1Πετρώ(νιος) Βασιανὸς καὶ Μάκερ πράκτορες
2ἀργ(υρικῶν) Ἐλεφ(αντίνης) δι᾿ Ἀ̣μ̣μ̣ω̣ν̣ί̣ο̣υ̣ β̣ο̣η̣θοῦ. διέγραψεν
3 -ca 9?- Πετọρ̣ζμήθεως μητρὸς Σωκρατείας
4ὑπ(ὲρ) μερισμ(οῦ) ζ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς τέσσαρες, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ.
y– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
1Petronius Bassianus and Maker, collectors
2of money taxes at Elephantine, through the assistant Ammonios. Thus has paid
3---, son of Petorzmethis and the mother Sokrateia,
4for the contribution of year 7 drachmas four, = 4 dr.
5– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
38915 man ---, son of Petorzmethis and Sokrateia ---Πετọρ̣ζμήθεως μητρὸς Σωκρατείας pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 07 167 CE ;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316114
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 316114 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4392), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).