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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. 3 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 115 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
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of receipt unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for customs duties
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Gaius Iulius Maximus and his partners, customs officers of the harbour at Syene, for various goods exported.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 4
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Γάιος Ἰούλιος Μάξιμος καὶ μέτοχοι
2πεντηκοστῶναι λιμένος Σοήνης Ἀμμωνίῳ Θιν-
3ερμογένους χαίρειν. ἀπέσχομεν παρὰ σοῦ τὸ γειν̣ό(μενον) τέλ(ος) ὧν εἰσήγ(αγες)
41ed. ἐ̣ξ̣ή̣(γαγες) not existant Παχὼν κ̅ φακ̣οῦ (ἀρταβῶν) ιη (πυροῦ ἀρταβῶν) γ λ̣αχάνου (ἀρταβῶν) ̣ ̣
5(ἔτους) ιη Τραιανοῦ Ἀρίστου Καίσαρος
6τ̣ο̣ῦ̣ κυρίου Παῦνι ι̅θ̅.

1 ed. ἐ̣ξ̣ή̣(γαγες) not existant
1Gaius Iulius Maximus and his partners,
2tax farmers of the 2% duty of the harbour of Syene, to Ammonios, son of
3Thinhermogenes, greeting. We have received from you the appropriate tax on the goods you have imported
4on Pachon 20, 18 artabas of lentils, 3 art. of wheat, ? art. of vegetables.
5Year 18 of Traianus Optimus Caesar
6the lord, Payni 19.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    25080 man Ammonios, son of Thinhermogenes Ἀμμω-νίου Θιε̣νερμογένους Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 18 Payni 19 115 June 13 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 316521
    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 316521 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.