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Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19906

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Inventory Number Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19906
Publication Number Aegyptus 98, 2
Current Location Vatican 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 68 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface damaged

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) surface abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Ammonios, son of Ammonios, praktor
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for Trade tax (cheironaxion) of year 2 of Galba, paid by Psansnos, son of Psen---, the remainder of 4 Dr.
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1 Psansnos, l. 3: tou deuterou (etous), l. 4: ioubiou?; l. 6 mesore 30!, l. 7 (dr.)! tessares
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διαγεγράφηκεν Ψανσνῶς 1ed. ̣φ̣α̣ν̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
2Ψενθη̣ ̣ ̣θου 2 ὑπὲρ χιρο-
3ναξίου τοῦ δευτέρου (ἔτους) 3ed. ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
4Ιουβιου 4ed. ίου β ̣ ̣ ̣, l. *** ̣ Γάλβα Κ̣α̣ί̣σ̣α̣ρ̣ο̣ς
5Σεβαστοῦ Αὐτοκράτορος
6ἕως Μεσορη λ̅ 5ed. κ̣̅ τὰς λυπὰς 6ed. δ̣ρ̣α̣χ̣μ̣ὰ̣ς̣
7(δραχμὰς) 7om. ed. τέσσαρες (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ
8Ἁθυρ θ̅.

1 ed. ̣φ̣α̣ν̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
3 ed. ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
4 ed. ίου β ̣ ̣ ̣, l. *** ̣
5 ed. κ̣̅
6 ed. δ̣ρ̣α̣χ̣μ̣ὰ̣ς̣
7 om. ed.
1Thus has paid Psansnos,
2son of Psen---, for trade
3tax of the second year
4of Iubius* Galba Caesar
5Augustus Imperator
6until Mesore 30 the remaining
7four dr., = 4 dr.,
8Hathyr 9.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
33505 man Psansnos, son of Psen--- Ψανσνῶς* Ψενθη̣ ̣ ̣θου Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Galba 02 Hathyr 09 68 November 5 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 317072
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317072 (= Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19906), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.