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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. 6 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 122 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation small fragment at upper right corner broken off

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) small fragment at upper right corner broken off
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Palachemis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakitikon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Sempronius Celer through Palachemis for for poll tax and prison guards of year 6 of Hadrian, paid by Harpaesis alias Loxos, son of Harpaesis and Tanouris.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 4 name: tou kai Loxos
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σ̣ενπρώνιος Κέλερ καὶ οἱ
2σ̣ὺν αὐτῷ διὰ Παλαχήμιος. διέ-
3γραψ̣εν Ἁρπαῆσις Ἁρπαήσεω̣ς
4τ̣οῦ καὶ Λόξος 1ed. Μαιεόριςμητρὸς Τανοῦρις
5ὑ̣π̣ερ λαογραφίας τοῦ ἕκτου (ἔτους) Ἁδριανο
6Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς
7ὀ̣κ̣τώ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η, Μεσορὴ θ. Θὼθ
8ιζ, δραχμὰς ὀκτὼ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η (ὀβολός).

1 ed. Μαιεόρις
1Sempronius Celer and his
2associate partners, through Palachemis. Thus has
3paid Harpaesis, son of Harpaesis
4alias Loxos, and the mother Tanouris,
5for poll tax of the sixth year of Hadrian
6Caesar the lord, drachmas
7eight, = 8 dr, Mesore 9. On Thoth
817, drachmas eight 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 8 dr. 1 ob.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
24185 man Harpaesis, son of Harpaesis, alias Loxis, and Tanouris Ἁρπάησις Ἁρπαήσιος ὁ καὶ Λοξις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 06 Mesore 09 122 August 2 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 316523
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 316523 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.