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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4727

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4727
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Publication Status unpublished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 121 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 poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Didymion praktor, written by Palachemis the scribe, for poll tax and prison guards of year 5 of Hadrian, paid by Zmenpos, son of Harpaesis ---
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Διδυμίων πράκτωρ διὰ Παλαχήμιος. διέγραψε
2Ζμετπῶς Ἁ̣ρ̣π̣ -ca. 7?- μ̣η̣τρὸς ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
3ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ πέμπτου (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ
4τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς δεκαεξ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ Π̣αχω̣ -?-
5ὁμοίως δραχμὴν μίαν (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσ(μοφυλάκων) (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολόν).
1Didymion, tax collector. Thus has paid
2Zmetpos, son of Harpaesis and the mother ---,
3for poll tax of the fifth year of Hadrian
4the lord, sixteen drachmas, = 16 dr., Pachon ---.
5Ditto, one drachma 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4451 man Didymion praktor Διδυμίων Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 05 Pachons 121 April 26 CE 121 May 25 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316220
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 316220 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4727), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).