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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4541

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4541
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Publication Status unpublished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 167
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at top and 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 top and left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for unknown tax
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 unknown tax (merismos?) of year 7, with signature of Petronius Bassianus
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
x– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
x+1 -ca. 8- ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ -?-
x+2 -ca. 6- ζ (ἔτους) δ̣ρ̣α̣χμὰς τ̣ε̣σ̣σ̣α̣ρε̣ς̣, (γίνονται) δ.
x+3 -ca. 4- ι̅β̅. Πετρώινος Βασσ-
x– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
x+2--- of year 7 drachmas four, = 4,
x+3--- (month) 12. (h. 2) Petronius Bass-
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12870 man Petronios Bassianos praktor Petronios Bassianos Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 07 12 166 CE 167 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316143
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 316143 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4541), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).