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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4535

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4535
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Publication Status unpublished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 138 and 139
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)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Valerios Marion and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene through the assistant Pachompsachis for laographia, paid by Kalasiris, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpetorzmethis, in year 2 of Antoninus.
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
1Οὐαλέριος Μαρίω̣ν καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτ
2ἐπιτ(ηρηταὶ) ἱερᾶς πὺλης Σοήνης διὰ Παχομ-
3ψᾶχις βοηθ(οῦ). διέ̣γραψεν Καλασεῖρις
4Πετορζμήθ(ου) μητρὸς Θινπετορ-
5ζμήθ(ιος) ὑπ(ὲρ) λαο(γραφίας) β (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου
6Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς
7δέκα ἑπτὰ ὀ̣βολόν, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός). (ἔτους) β
8Ἀντωνίνου̣ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου,
9 -?- ̅.
1Valerius Marion und his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Pachom-
3psachis, assistant. Thus has paid Kalasiris,
4son of Petorzmethis and the mother Thinpetor-
5zmethis, for poll tax of year 2 of Antoninus
6Caesar the lord, brutto, drachmas
7seventeen one obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob. In year 2
8of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
29955 man Kalasiris, son of Petorzmethis und Senpetorzmethis Καλασεῖρις Πετοrζμήθου μητ Θινπετορζμῆθις pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 02 138 CE 139 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316137
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 316137 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4535), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).