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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4397

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4397
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Publication Status unpublished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 142 and 143
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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
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)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the tax farmers Herakleides and Isidoros through the assistant Palachemis, for poll tax of year 5 or 6 of Antoninus, paid by Papremithes, son of Patchnautis, in year 6 of Antoninus
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἡρακ(λείδης) καὶ σίδωρος μισθωταὶ πύλ(ης)
2Σοήνης διΠαχόμψαχις
3βοηθ(οῦ). διέγραψεν Παπρε-
4μίθης Πατχναύτιος ὑπὲρ
5λαο(γραφίας) ε/ς? (ἔτους) δραχ̣μὰς ιζ (ὀβολόν). (ἔτους) ϛ
6Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρο̣ς̣ τοῦ κυρ̣ί̣ου
7 -?- ϛ̣̅
1Herakleides and Isidoros, tax farmers of the Gate
2of Syene, through Pachompsachis,
3assistant. Thus has paid Papre-
4mithes, son of Patchnautis, for
5poll tax of year 5/6?, drachmas 17 ob. 1. In year 6
6of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
7--- 6.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12980 man Herakleides misthotes Ἡρακλείδης misthotes Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 06 06 142 CE 143 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316119
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 316119 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4397), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).