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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. 5 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 120 and 121
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at top and 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 top and left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Sarapion, scribe of Sanmous
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats (merismos potamophylakidon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Sanmous for contribution for river police boats, paid by NN, son of Zmenpos and the mother ---, in year 5 of Hadrian; written by the scribe Sarapion.
Location of Composition Elephantine 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
0Σανμοῦς πράκ(τωρ). διέγρ(αψεν)
1 NN Ζ̣μεντπὼτος
2μητ(ρὸς) ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ὑπ(ὲρ) μερισμοῦ
3ποταμοφυλ(ακίδος) ε̣ (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ
4τοῦ κυρίου ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμὰς) β (τετρώβολον). Σαραπίων
5γρ(αμματεὺς) ἔγρ(αψα). (month) ι̅η̅.
0Sanmous, tax collector. Thus has paid
1---, son of Zmentpos
2and the mother ---, for the contribution
3of river police boats of year 5 of Hadrian
4the lord, 2 silver dr. 4 ob. Sarapion,
5scribe, I have written. (month) 18.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
28820 man NN, son of Zmenpos and --- pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 05 18 120 CE 121 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 316522
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 316522 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.