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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4544

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4544
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Publication Status unpublished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 125 and 126
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at bottom

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 bottom
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7+y
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia) and trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Didymion praktor, written by Palachemis the scribe, for poll tax and trade tax of year 5 of Hadrian, paid by Zmenpos, son of Petorzmethis and Kleopatra
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
1Διδυ̣μ̣ίων πράκτωρ διὰ Παλαχήμιος. διέγραψε
2Ζμετπῶς Πετορζμήθου μητρὸς Κλε-
3ωπάτρας 1l. Κλεοπάτρας ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας καὶ χειροναξίου 2l. χειρωναξίου κεραμέων
4τ̣ο̣ῦ̣ π̣έμπ̣του (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος
5τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς τριάκοντα ἕξ,
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) λ̣ς̣. (ἔτους) δεκάτου Ἁδριανοῦ
7[ -?- ]ε̣[ -?- ]
y– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

1 l. Κλεοπάτρας
2 l. χειρωναξίου
1Didymion, collector of money taxes, through Palachemis. Thus has paid
2Zmenpos, son of Petorzmethis and the mother Kle-
3opatra, for poll tax and trade tax of the potters
4of the fifth year of Hadrian Caesar
5the lord, drachmas thirty six,
6= 36 dr. in the tenth year of Hadrian
y– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4451 man Didymion praktor Διδυμίων Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 05 125 CE 126 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316145
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 316145 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4544), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).