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Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955
Publication Number APF 63, 2017, Nr. 1 Aly
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Publication Status published

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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 114 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right and lower left side

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 and lower left side
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of text unknown, signature Dionysios praktor.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for the Dacian canal of Trajan and for the salary of river police boats (dakikou potamou and opsonion potamophylakidon)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Ammonios and Dionysios, pratores argyrikon of Syene, for the Dacian canal (of Trajan) and for the wages on soldiers of river police boats, paid by NN, son of NN and Tisatis, with signature of Dionysios
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος καὶ Διονύσιος πράκ(τορες) ἀργ(υρικῶν)
2Σοήνης. διέγρα(ψεν) ΝΝ ΝΝ
3μητρὸς Τισᾶτις Δακικοῦ ποταμοῦ καὶ μισθοῦ πο-
4ταμοφυλακίδος ιζ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
5δραχμὰς δέκα ὀβολὸν ἕνα̣, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ι (ὀβολός). (ἔτους) ιζ
6Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου month, day.
7Διον̣ύσιος σεσημείωμαι.
1Ammonios and Dionysios, collectors of money taxes
2at Syene. Thus has paid NN, son of NN
3and the mother Tisatis, for the Dacian canal and the wages for
4the river police boats of year 17 of Trajan the lord,
5ten drachmas one obol, = 10 dr. 1 ob. Year 17
6of Trajan Caesar the lord, (month, day).
7 Dionysios, I have signed.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης. (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12435 man Ammonios praktor (Syene) Ammonios praktor Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 17 114 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 316519
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 316519 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.