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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. 3 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 121 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, cursive
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for monthly trade tax (cheironaxion meniaion)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Sokration, collector for monthly trade tax of Syene, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Harabro-?, in year 5 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σωκρατίων καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ πράκτορες χειροναξίου µηνιαίου Σοήνης. Διέγραψεν
2Πετόρζµηθις Ἀραβρωότις 1l. Ἀραβρωότιος ὑπὲρ χειροναξίου τὰς
3λοιπὰς τὰ ἕως Μεσορη λ̅ τοῦ ε (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ
4Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς τέσσαρες, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ.
5Ἀµµώνιος ἔγραψα. Μεσορη ι̅ϛ̅.

1 l. Ἀραβρωότιος
1Sokration and the other collectors for monthly trade tax of Syene. Has paid
2Petorzmethis, son of Arabrootis, for trade tax the
3remainder up to Mesore 30 of year 5 of Hadrian
4Caesar the lord, drachmas four, = 4 dr.
5Ammonios, I have written. Mesore 16.
OCairo 18955_16_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
29900 man Petorzmethis, son of Harabro-? Πετορζμῆθις Ἁραβρο-? pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 05 Mesore 16 121 August 9 CE date in text;



OCairo 18955_16_S1_001
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DatasetID 318408
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 318408 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 ), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.