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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4609

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4609
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Publication Status unpublished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 145 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

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 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Soter and Papremithes, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine, for contribution of year 8, paid by Harpaesis, son of Zmenpos and Thinpsansnos
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σωτὴρ καὶ Παπρεμίθης
2πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. δι-
3έγραψεν Ἁρπαῆσις Ζμενπῶ-
4τες μητρὸς Θιψαν-
5σνῶτες μερισμὸν
6η (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου
7τοῦ κυρίου (δραχμὰς) γ (ἡμιωβέλιον)
8Μεσορὴ λ̅.
1Soter and Papremithes,
2collectors of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus
3has paid Harpaesis, son of Zmenpos
4and the mother Thipsan-
5snos, the contribution
6of year 8 of Antoninus
7the lord, 3 dr. 1/2 ob.,
8Mesore 30.
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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 08 Mesore 30 145 August 23 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316198
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 316198 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4609), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata) .