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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4844

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4844
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Publication Status unpublished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 139 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and bottom

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 left and bottom
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6+y
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 Annius Ammonianus and Sarapammon, son of Pachnoubis, for merismoi of year 3, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Bienchis and Thinpa---, signed by Sarapammon.
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
1Ἄννιος Ἀμμωνιανὸς καὶ Σεραπάμμ̣ω̣ν̣ Πα-
2χνούβ(εως) πράκ(τορες). διέ(γραψεν) Πάχνουβις Βιήνχεος 1l. Βιήνχεως μητρὸς Θινπα-
3 -?- μερισμῶν γ (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρο̣ς̣
4τοῦ κυρίου (δραχμὰς)? ̣. (ἔτους) γ Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
5 -?- Ἀδρια̣νοῦ κ. Σεραπάμμ̣ων -?-
6 -?- ̣ -?-
y– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

1 l. Βιήνχεως
1Annius Ammonianus and Sarapammon, son of Pa-
2chnoubis, tax collectors. Thus has paid Pachnoubis, son of Bienchis and the mother Thinpa-
3--- for the contributions of year 3 of Antoninus Caesar
4the lord, ---dr. Year 3 of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
5--- Hadrianos 20. Sarapammon ---
y– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4248 man Annius Ammonianos Ἀμμωνιανός Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 03 Hadrianos 20 139 December 16 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316235
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 316235 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4844), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).