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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4694

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4694
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

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]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Excavation team Elephantine, German Archaeological Institute Cairo and Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation complete
State 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
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was placed onto the upper half of the potsherd.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 0
Column Height (in mm) 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for yoke tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content ..?.. is confirmed by Orsenouphis, sonof Pachnoumis, of having paid the yoke tax for the 18th regnal year in an amount of ½ silver kite. The payment was made on declaration of Stamnaichnoumis, son of Thotortaios.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n ḥḏ qd ½
2r sttr ¼ r ḥḏ qd ½ ꜥn n ḥḏ nḥb
3n ḥsb.t 18 n-ḏr.t Wrš-nfr sꜣ Pa-H̱nm
4r-ḫrw Sḏm.n=y-H̱nm sꜣ Ḏḥwtı͗-ı͗.ı͗r-dı͗-s
5n ḥsb.t 19 ı͗bd 3 šmw sw 16
1Thus has brought ..?.. silver kite,
2yields ¼ stater, yields ½ silver kite again, for the yoke tax
3for the 18th regnal year. Issued by Orsenouphis, son of Pachnoumis,
4on declaration of Stamnaichnoumis, son of Thotortaios,
5in the 19th regnal year, 16th of Epeiph.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
5 (unknown) (Unknown) (Unknown) German



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 19 -266 September 5 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 318069
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 318069 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4694), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.