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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. 9 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 164 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Serenos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, and Valerius Serenus and associate supervisors, through the assistant Serenos, for poll tax of year 4 of Marc-Aurel and Verus, paid by Psentisatis, son of Sarapion and Thinpachnoubis in year 5.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene 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
1Οὔλπιος Κελεᾶρις μισθωτὴς ἱ-
2ερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης καὶ Οὐαλέριος Σερῆ-
3νος καὶ ο σὺν αὐτ ἐπιτηρηταὶ τῆς αὐτῆς πύλης
4διὰ Σερήνου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Ψεντισᾶ-
5τις Σαραπίωνος μητρὸς Θινπαχνούβιος ὑπὲρ
6λαογραφίας δ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς πέντε όβολόν,
7(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ε (ὀβολός). (ἔτους) ε Ἀντωνίνου
8καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων
9τῶν κυρίων,
10Ἁδριανοῦ κ̅δ̅.
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the
2Sacred Gate of Syene, and Valerius Sere-
3nus and his associate supervisors of the same gate,
4through Serenos, assistant. Thus has paid Psentisatis,
5son of Sarapion and the mother Thinpachnoubis, for
6poll tax of year 4, five drachmas one obol,
7= 5 dr. 1 ob. Year 5 of Antoninus
8and Verus Caesares
9the lords,
10Hadrianos 24.
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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
    29860 man Psentisatis, son of Sarapion and Thinpachnoubis Ψεντισᾶτις Σαραπίωνος Τηινπαχνουβιος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 05 Hadrianos 24 164 December 20 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 316526
    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 316526 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.