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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4760

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4760
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Publication Status unpublished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 118 and 121
Criteria for Dating date according to tax collector's time of office
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
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 Valerion and his associate tax farmers (misthotai) through the scribe Sarapion for laographia and desmophylakon
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ο̣ὐαλερίων καὶ οἱ λοιπ(οὶ) μισθ(ωταὶ)
2ἱε̣ρ̣ᾶς πύλ(ης) Σοήνης
3δι(ὰ) Σαραπίωνος γρ(αμματέως).
4διέγραψ̣(εν) -? - -
5χεως μ̣ητ(ρὸς) ΝΝ λαο(γραφίας) ? (ἔτους)
6Ἁδριαν̣οῦ Καίσαρος
7τοῦ κυρίου δραχ(μὰς) δέκα
8ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δε̣σμο(φυλακίας) (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολόν),
9Ἐπει[φ -?-]
1Valerion and the other tax farmers
2of the Sacred gate of Syene,
3through Sarapion, scribe.
4Thus has paid --- , son of ---
5chis and the mother ---, for poll tax of year ?
6of Hadrian Caesar
7the lord, drachmas seven-
8teen 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob.,
9Epeiph ---.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4246 man Sarapion scribe 1 Σαραπίων Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian Epeiph 118 CE 121 CE date according to tax collector's time of office;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316226
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 316226 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4760), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).