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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4531

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4531
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Publication Status unpublished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 166 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and bottom

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 8+y
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 Annius Decimus, tax farmer, though the assistant Serenus for poll tax of year 6 of Marc Aurel and Verus, paid by Meneus, son of Petepoueris and Thin-
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἄννιος Δέκμος μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς
2πύλ(ης) Σοή(νης) διὰ Σερήνου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
3Μενεὺς Π̣ετεπουήρεως μητρὸς Θιν-
4 -?- ὑπ(ὲρ) λαο]γ̣ραφίας ϛ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς τέσαρες
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ. (ἔτους) ̣ Ἀντω̣νίνου καὶ Οὐήρου
6Καισάρων τῶν κυρίων
7 -?- ̣ Φαμενωθ ι̅ε̅
8 -?- ̣ ̣
y – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
1Annius Decimus, tax farmer of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene, through the assistant Syene. Has paid
3Meneus, son of Petepoueris and the mother Thin-
4--- for poll tax of year 6 drachmas four,
5= 4 dr. In year 6? of Antoninus and Verus
6Caesares the lords
7--- Phamenoth 15.
y– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
24910 man Annius Decimus Ἄννιος Δέκμος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius 06 Phamenoth 15 166 March 11 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316133
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 316133 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4531), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).