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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4534

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4534
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Publication Status unpublished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 118 and
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 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Valerion and his associate tax farmers (misthotai) through the scribe Sarapion for laographia of year 2 and desmophylakon, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Ammonios and Thinephotes in year 3 of Hadrian.
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
1Οὐαλερίων̣ καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ μισθωταὶ ἱερᾶς
2πύλης Σοήν̣ης δι Σαραπίωνος γ̣ρ̣αμματέως.
3διέγραψ(εν) Πετόρζμηθις Ἀμ-
4μωνίου̣ μη̣τρὸς Θινεφώτου
5λαο(γραφίας) β (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
6δραχ(μὰς) δ̣εκαεπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον),
7δεσμο(φυλάκων) (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολόν). (ἔτους) γ
7Ἁδρια̣νοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
9 vac. Τῦβ̣ι β̅
1Valerion and the other tax farmers of the Sacred
2gate of Syene, through Sarapion, scribe.
3Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Am-
4monios and the mother Thinephotes,
5for poll tax of year 2 of Hadrian the lord,
6seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob.,
7for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob. In year 3
8of Hadrian the lord,
9Tybi 2.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
42380 man Petorzmethis, son of Ammonios and Thinephotes pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 03 Tybi 02 118 December 28 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316136
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 316136 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4534), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).