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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4559

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4559
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Publication Status unpublished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 147 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at top left corner

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 left corner
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 none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Zenon, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Soene through Pachompsachis, assistant, for trade tax and poll tax of year 10 or Antoninus, paid by Harpaesis, son of Zmenpos and Thinpsansnos.
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
1Ζήνων Ἡρακλείδου μ̣ισθωτὴς ἱε-
2ρᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ
3Παχομψᾶχις βοηθοῦ. δι-
4γραψεν Ἁρπάησις Ζμεν-
5τπῶτος μ̣ητρὸς Θινψαν-
6σνῶτος ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου ι (ἔτους)
7ῥυπαρὰς ἐπὶ λόγου δραχμὰς δέκα
8δύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ. (ἔτους) ι Ἀντωνείνου
9Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
10Μεσορὴ α̅.
11ἐπαγομένων γ̅ διέγραψεναὐτὸς χειρω̣ναξίου
12ι (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς ὀκτὼ ὀ̣βολοὺς
13δύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η (διώβολον).
1Zenon, son of Herakleides, tax farmer
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through
3Pachompsachis, assistant. Thus
4has paid Harpaesis, son of Zmen-
5pos and the mother Tinpsan-
6snos, for trade tax of year 10,
7brutto, on account, drachmas twelve,
8= 12 dr. In year 10 of Antoninus
9Caesar the lord,
10Mesore 1.
11on the 3rd epagomene has paid the same for trade tax
12of year 10, brutto, drachmas 8 obols
13two, = 8 dr. 2 ob.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
22435 man Harpaesis, son of Zmenpos and Thinpsensnos Ἁρπαῆσις Ζμενπτῶτος Θιψενσνῶτος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 10 Mesore 01 147 July 25 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316156
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 316156 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4559), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).