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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4857

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4857
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Publication Status unpublished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 167 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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
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 petronius Bassianos and Macer, tax collectors of Elephantine, for contribution of year 7?, paid by ---, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpsansnos
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
1Πετρώνιος Βασιανὸς καὶ Μάκ(ερ) πράκ(τορες)
2ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης δι᾿ Ἀμμωνίου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν -?-
3Πετορζμήθεως μητρὸς Θιψανσνῶτος ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ζ (ἔτους)
4δραχμὰς τέσσαρες, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ, Ἐπειφ ι̅β̅.
1Petronius Bassianus and Maker, collectors
2of money taxes at Elephantine, through the assistant Ammonios. Thus has paid ---,
3son of Petorzmethis and the mother Thipsansnos, for the contribution of year 7
4drachmas four, = 4 dr., Epeiph 12.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
38950 man ---, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpsansnos -?- Πετορζμήθεως μητρὸς Θιψανσνῶτος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 07 Epeiph 12 167 July 6 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316236
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 316236 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4857), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata) .