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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4539

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4539
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Publication Status unpublished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 complete

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 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Longinus Serenus and Petronius Bassianus, collector for money taxes at Elephantine, for the contribution of year 5, paid by Harpaesis, son of Panapotis and Senpapremithes. with signature of Petronius Bassianus
Location of Composition Elephantine 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
1Λονγεῖνος Σερῆνος καὶ Πε-
2τρώνιος Βασιανὸς πράκτορες
3ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν Ἁρπά-
4ησις Παναπώτεως μητρὸς
5Σενπ̣α̣π̣ρεμίθου ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ε (ἔτους)
6τὰς̣ λ̣οιπὰς (δραχμὰς) τ̣ρ̣ε̣ῖ̣ς̣ ἡμιωβέλιον, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) γ (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) ϛ
7Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων
8τῶν κυρίων Μεχεὶρ κ̅δ̅. Π̣ε̣τ̣ρ̣ωι̣-
9νο̣ς̣ Βασσιανός.
1Longinus Serenus and
2Petronius Bassianus, collectors
3of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid Harpa-
4esis, son of Panapotis and the mother
5Senpapremithes, for the contribution of year 5
6of Antoninus and Verus Caesares
7the lords, Mechir 24. (h. 2) Petro-
8nius Bassianus.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
25345 man Harpaesis, son of Panapotis and Senpapremithes Ἁρπαῆσις Παναπῶτεως Σενπαπρεμείθου pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 06 Mecheir 24 166 February 18 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316141
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 316141 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4539), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).