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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4570

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4570
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Publication Status unpublished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 98 and 99
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation joined of two fragments

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) joined of two fragments
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
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
Summary of Content receipt of practor Hermogenes for cheironaxion of year 2 of Trajan, paid by the brothers Petorzmethis and Zmenpos, both sons of Petorzmethis; a second receipt of a third brother is added.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text three brothers?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Comment on Gender tax payer: three brothers
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψαν Πετροσζμῆθις καὶ Ζμενπῶς
2ἀμφότερυ 1l. ἀμφότεροι Πετροσζμήθεως ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου
3β (ἔτους) Τραειανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
4ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) μ (τετρώβολον). Ἑρμογένης πράκτωρ ἔγραψα.
5διέγραψεν Ψανσνῶς Πετροσζμήθεως
6ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου β (ἔτους) Τραειανοῦ τοῦ
7κυρίου ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) κ (διώβολον). Ἑρμογένης πράκτωρ

1 l. ἀμφότεροι
1Thus have paid Petorzmethis and Zmenpos,
2both sons of Petorzmethis, for trade tax
3of year 2 of Trajan Caesar the lord,
4silver dr. 40 and 4 ob. Hermogenes, collector, I have written.
5Thus has paid Psansnos, son of Petorzmethis,
6for trade tax of year 2 of Trajan the
7lord, silver dr. 20 and 2 ob. Hermogenes, collector,
8I 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 02 98 CE 99 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316165
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 316165 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4570), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).