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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4538

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4538
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Publication Status unpublished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
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation broken in two fragments

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 13
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
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 Pachompsachis for cheironaxion of year 4 in two instalments, paid by Zmenpos, son of Harpaesis, in year 5 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
1Ἡρακλείδης καὶ Ἰσίδω-
2ρος μισθωταὶ πύλης Σοήνης διὰ
3Παχόμψαχις βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
4Ζμεντπῶς Ἁρπα̣ή̣σ̣ιος
5ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου δ (ἔτους) ἐπὶ λόγου δ̣ρ̣α̣χ̣μὰς
6ὀκτὼ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. (ἔτους) ε
7Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
8τοῦ κυρίου μηνὸς
9Ἁδριανοῦ κ̅.
10Φαρμοῦθι η̅. διέγραψεν ὁ̣ α̣ὐτὸς ὑ̣π̣ὲρ
11χειρωναξίου δ (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) δέκα δύο̣
12ὀβολοὺς δύο,
13(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον).
1Herakleides und Isidoros,
2tax farmers of the Gate of Syene, through
3Pachompsachis, assistant. Thus has paid
4Zmenpos, son of Harpaesis,
5for trade tax of year 4, on account, drachmas
6eight, = 8 dr. In year 5
7of Antoninus Caesar
8the lord, on month
9Hadrianos 20.
10On Pharmouthi 8 has paid the same for
11trade tax of year 4 dr. twelve
12obols two,
13= 20 dr. 2 ob.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


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 05 Hadrianos 20 142 April 3 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316139
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 316139 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4538), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).