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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. 2 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 left, bottom and 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 left, bottom and right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of receipt unknown, signature unknown
  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 Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Ammonios and Petorzmethis alias Mel---, pratores argyrikon of Syene, for the Dacian canal (of Trajan) and for the wages of soldiers of river police boats, paid by NN, son of Pachnoubis and Thin---, with signature
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. date: year 17 of Trajan, since the collegue Petorzmethis ist only attested in year 17. Cf. O.Wilck. 92+O.Eleph. 4553.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος καὶ Πετορζμῆ̣θις ὁ καὶ Μελ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ πράκ(τορες) ἀργ(υρικῶν)
2Σοή(νης). διέγραψ(εν) ΝΝ Παχνούβεως μητρὸς Θιν ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ Δακικοῦ
3ποταμοῦ καὶ μισθοῦ ποταμοφυλακίδος ιζ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ τοῦ
4κυρίου δρα̣χμὰς ἕξ ὀβολοὺς πέντε̣, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ς (πεντώβολον). (ἔτους) ιζ 1ed. ιη Τραιανοῦ
5Καίσαρος τοῦ̣ κυρίου Φαῶφι ̣ ̣
6 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ σεσημείωμαι
7 -?- ο̣ -?-

1 ed. ιη
1Ammonios and Petorzmethis alias Mel---, collectors of money taxes
2at Syene. Thus has paid NN, son of Pachnoubis and the mother Thin---, for the Dacian
3canal and the wages for the river police boats of year 18 of Trajan the
4lord, six drachmas five obols, = 6 dr. 5 ob. Year 18 of Trajan
5Caesar the lord, Phaophi--
6(hand 2) ---, I have signed.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή(νης) (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 18 Phaophi 113 September CE 113 October CE corr date to year 17 of Trajan, since the collegue Petorzmethis is only attested in year 17.;



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    DatasetID 316520
    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 316520 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.