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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 ZPE 219, 2021, no. 2 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]
Type of Discovery excavation or purchase
Certainty: medium
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 97 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, cursive, hand of Hermogenes
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
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 the praktor Hermogenes for laographia of year 1 of Trajan, paid by Psansnos the elder, son of Petorzmethis; with signature of Hermogenes
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Διέγραψεν Ψανσνῶς
2πρεσβύτερος Πετροσζ(μήθιος
3ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας πρώτου (ἔτους)
4Νερουᾶ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ἐπὶ λ(όγου)
5(δραχμὰς) ὀκτὼ Παχων ι̅γ̅. Ἑρµογ(ένης) πράκ(τωρ)
6ἔγραψα. ὁ αὐτὸς Ψανσνῶς τὰς λοιπ(ὰς)
7τοῦ α (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) ἐννήα (γίνονται) (δραχμὰς) θ. [Ἑρµογ(ένης) πράκ(τωρ)]
1Has paid Psansnos
2senior, son of Petorzmethis?,
3for poll tax of the first year
4of Nerva Caesar the lord on account
5eight dr., on Pachon 13. Hermogenes, praktor,
6I have written. The same Psansnos the remaining
7nine dr. of year 1, = 9 dr. Hermogenes, praktor,
8I have written.
OCairo 18955_15_S1_001
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4443 man Hermogenes (Ammonatos) praktor Ἑρμογένης Αμμωνατος πρακτωρ Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 01 Pachons 13 97 May 8 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 318407
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 382551
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 318407 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 ), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.