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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4843

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4843
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Publication Status unpublished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 120 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
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 upper right corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats (merismos potamophylakidon)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Sanmous for contribution for river police boats of year 5 of Hadrian, paid by Bienchis, son of Petorzmethis and Tesauris, written by the scribe Sarapion.
Location of Composition Elephantine 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
1Σανμοῦς πράκτωρ. διέγρ(αψεν)
2Βίηγχις Πετορζμήθ(εως)
3μητρὸς Τ̣εσαῦρις ὑπὲρ μερι̣σμ(οῦ) πο-
4ταμοφυλάκιδος ε (ἔτους) Ἁδριανο
5τοῦ κυρίου ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) β (τετρώβολον).
6Σαραπίων γραμματεὺς ἔγραψα, Χοιακ ι̅γ̅.
1Sanmous, tax collector. Thus has paid
2Bienchis, son of Petorzmethis
3and the mother Tesayris, for the contribution of river
4police boats of year 5 of Hadrian
5the lord, brutto, 2 dr. 4 ob.
6Sarapion, scribe, I have written, Choiak 13.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
38940 man Bienchis, son of Petorzmethis and Tesauris Βίηγχις Πετορζμήθ(εως) μητρὸς Τ̣εσαῦρις pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 05 Choiak 13 120 December 9 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316234
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 316234 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4843), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).