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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4933

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4933
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Publication Status unpublished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 70 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
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
Summary of Content Receipt of Melanthis for laographia of year 2 of Vespasian, with signature of Melanthis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διαγεγρά(φηκεν)? -?- ̣ ̣ ̣ ?
2-?- ὑπ(ὲρ) λαογραφίας δευ-
3τέρου ἔτο̣υ̣ς̣
4Οὐεσπασείανοῦ τοῦ̣ κ̣υ̣ρ̣ί̣ου ἐπὶ λόγου
5ἀργ(υρίου) δραχμὰς ὠγκτὼ 1l. ὀκτώ, (γίνονται) η, Φαμενωθ ´ ι̅ `.
6(Monat) ̣ λ̅ τὰς λοιπὰς ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς
7ὠγκτὼ, (γίνονται) ιϛ. Μελάνθις Ἑρμοδότου

1 l. ὀκτώ
1Thus has paid ---
2--- for poll tax of the
3second year
4of Vespasian the lord, on account,
5eight silver drachmas, = 8 dr., Phamenoth 10.
6(month) 30, the remaining silver drachmas
7eight, = 16 dr. Melanthis, son of Hermodotos,
8I have written.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8090 not applicable (no further persons mentioned) (no further persons mentỈoned) (none)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 02 Phamenoth 10 70 March 6 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316239
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 316239 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4933), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).