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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4540

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4540
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Publication Status unpublished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 102 and 103
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation two fragments to be joined

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 right and lower left side
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
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
Summary of Content receipt of practor Hermogenes for cheironaxion of year 6 of Trajan, paid by Zmenpos, son of Petorzmethis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγ̣ρ̣α̣ψεν Ζμενπῶς Πετροσζμήθ(εως)
2ὑπὲρ χιροναξίου 1l. χειρωναξίου ἕ̣κ̣του (ἔτους)
3Τρ̣αειανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κ̣υρίου
4ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμὰς) εἴκοσι βολοὺς δύω 2l. δύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον).
5Ἑρμογένης Ἀμμω̣ν̣ᾶ̣τος ἔ̣γραψα.

1 l. χειρωναξίου
2 l. δύο
1Thus has paid Zmenpos, son of Petorzmethis,
2for trade tax of the sixth year
3of Trajan Caesar the lord,
4silver dr. twenty, obols two, = 20 dr. 2 ob.
5Hermogenes, son of Ammonas, I have written.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4443 man Hermogenes (Ammonatos) praktor Ἑρμογένης Αμμωνατος πρακτωρ Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 06 102 CE 103 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316142
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 316142 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4540), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).