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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. 4 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 133 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 the price of public dates (time demosiou phoinikos)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Petorzmethis alias Pachompsachis, tax collector of Elephantine, for the price of public dates, paid by Germanos, son of Maikianos (Maecianus) in year 18 of Hadrian
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
1Πετόρζµηθις πράκτωρ Ἐλεφαντίνης. Διέ-
2γραψεν Γερµανὸς Μαικιανοῦ ὑπὲρ
3τειµῆς δηµοσίου φοίνικος γενήµατος
4ιζ (ε̉́τους) ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) δ (δίχαλκον). (ἔτους) ιη Ἁδριανοῦ
5τοῦ κυρίου Φαωφι κ̅β̅.
1Petorzmethis, collector of Elephantine. Has
2paid Germanos, son of Maecianus, for
3the price of public dates of the harvest
4of year 17, brutto, 4 dr. dichalkon. In year 18 of Hadrian
5the lord, on Phaophi 22.
OCairo 18955_17_S1_001
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
22750 man Germanos, son of Maikianos (Maecianus) Γερμανὸς Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 18 Phaophi 22 133 October 19 CE date in text;



OCairo 18955_17_S1_001
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DatasetID 318409
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 318409 (= Ostr. Cairo EM SR SR 18955 ), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.