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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. 8 Aly
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
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 133 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at 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 left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Phanophis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakitikon) and contribution for the men who have fled (merismos andron anakechorekoton)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Antiochos Kassianos and his associate supervisors of the Sacred gate of Soene through the assistant Phanophis for laographia, desmophylakon and merismos epikephalaiou anakechorekoton, paid by Psenchnoubis, son of Petorzmethis
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3, 6, 7
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντίοχος Κασσιανὸ(ς) καὶ ο̣ἱ σὺν αὐτῷ ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς
2πύλης Σοή(νης) δι Φανώφ(εως) βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Ψενχνοῦβις Πετορζμήθου
3μητ(ρὸς) ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣̣ ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ἑκκαιδεκάτου 1ed. ἑ̣πτακαιδεκάτου ἔτους
4Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου δραχ(μὰς) δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς) καὶ ὑπὲρ
5μερισ(μοῦ) ἐπικεφ(αλίου) ἀνδ(ρῶν) ἀνακεχ(ωρηκότων) τ̣οῦ ιε 2ed. ια(ἔτους) δραχμὴν μίαν (ἡμιωβέλιον).
6(ἔτους) ις 3ed. ιζ Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου Μ̣εσορὴ κ̅β̅.

1 ed. ἑ̣πτακαιδεκάτου
2 ed. ια
3 ed. ιζ
1Antiochos Cassianus and his associate supervisors of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene, through the assistant Phanophis. Thus has paid Psenchnoubis, son of Petorzmethis
3and the mother --- , for poll tax of the sixteenth year
4of Hadrian the lord seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob, = 17 dr. 1 ob., and for
5the contribution for the men who have fled of the 15th year, one drachma 1/2 ob.
6Year 16 of Hadrian the lord, Mesore 22.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή(νης) (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12450 man Antiochos Kassianos epiteretes Antiochos Kasianos epiteretes Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 16 Mesore 22 132 August 15 CE date in text, date corrected in Reiter, APF, 63, 284-285;



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    DatasetID 316525
    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 316525 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.