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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4610

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4610
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Publication Status unpublished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 75 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 5
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 for trade tax (cheironaxion) of year 7 of Vespasian, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis, written by Melanthis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πατερζμῆθις Πατερζμήθου
2πρεσβύτερος ὑπὲρ χιρωναξίου 1l. χειρωναξίου ἑβδόμου ἔτους
3Οὐεσπασειανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
4Παχὼν ι̅ϛ̅ ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς εἴκο-
5σει 2l. εἴκοσι, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (δίωβολον). Μελάνθις ἔγραψα.

1 l. χειρωναξίου
2 l. εἴκοσι
1Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis,
2the younger, for trade tax of the seventh year
3of Vespasian the lord
4Pachon 16, silver drachmas twenty,
5= 20 dr. 2 ob. Melanthis, I have written.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13140 man Melanthis (son of Hermodotos) praktor Μελανθις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 07 Pachons 16 75 May 11 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316199
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 316199 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4610), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).