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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 5179

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 5179
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Publication Status unpublished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 147 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
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 Zenon, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Soene through Pachompsachis, assistant, for laographia of year 10 of Antoninus, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpsansnos
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene 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
1Ζήνων Ἡρακλείδου μ̣ισθωτὴς ἱε-
2ρᾶ̣ς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Παχόμ-
3ψ̣αχις βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Πά-
4χ̣νουβις Πετορζμήθε̣ως
5μ̣ητρὸς Θινψανσνως 1l. Θινψανσνῶτος ὑπὲρ
6λαογραφίας ι (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπ̣τ̣ὰ̣
7ὀβολὸς, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός). (ἔτους) ι Ἀντωνείνου
8Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
9Μεσορὴ θ̅.

1 l. Θινψανσνῶτος
1Zenon, son of Herakleides, tax farmer of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene, through Pachom-
3psachis, assistant. Thus has paid Pa-
4chnouis, son of Petorzmethis
5and the mother Thinpsansnos, for
6poll tax of year 10, brutto, drachmas seventeen
7obol 1, = 17 dr. 1 ob. In year 10 of Antoninus
8Caesar the lord,
9Mesore 9.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
24955 man Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and Tipsansnos Παχνοῦβις Πετορζμήθου Τιψανσνωτος Παχνοῦμις ca. 6ο̣υ̣ μητρὸς Σενψανσνῶτ̣(ος) (old.) Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 10 Mesore 09 147 August 2 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316252
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 316252 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 5179), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Julia Puglisi (metadata).