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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4585

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4585
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Publication Status unpublished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 141 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation joined of three fragments

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the tax farmers Herakleides and Isidoros through the assistant Pachompsachis for laographia of year 4 of Antoninus Pius, paid by Kalasiris, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpetorzmethis.
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
1Ἡρακλείδης καὶ Ἰσίδω-
2ρος μ̣ισθωταὶ πύλης Σοήνης διὰ
3Παχόμψαχις βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
4Καλάσειρις Πετορζμήθου μητρὸς
5Θινπετόρζμηθις ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας
6δ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ ὀβολόν,
7(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός). (ἔτους) δ Ἀντωνίνου
8Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
9Μεσορη ἐπαγομένων
1Herakleides and Isidoros,
2tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through
3Pachompsachis, assistant. Thus has paid
4Kalasiris, son of Petorzmethis and the mother
5Thinpetorzmethis, for poll tax
6of year 4, drachmas seventeen obol one,
7= 17 dr. 1 ob. In year 4 of Antoninus
8Caesar the lord,
9Mesore epagomene
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12980 man Herakleides misthotes Ἡρακλείδης misthotes Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 04 Epagomenen 03 141 August 26 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316177
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 316177 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4585), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).