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Ostr. Paris, Louvre ODL 12

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre ODL 12
Publication Number O. Louvre 12
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt () [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) (unknown)
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt unknown
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt () [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution (unknown)
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 0 and 0
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (unknown)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 53 mm | 109 mm | 10 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

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, partly unsteady line pitch. The text was placed centered onto the surface of the potsherd, with very small margins at the sides and on top. At the bottom a wider space remains uninscribed, except for the distended sẖ sign of the third line lasting up to the rim.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 77 0
Column Height (in mm) 30 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 77 x 30 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for the price of oil
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Harpaesis, son of Pasenis, is confirmed by Phatres (who is known from other sources to be son of Hartophnachthes), of having paid the price of oil for the 16th regnal year Payni in an amount of 1/4 kite. Countersigned by Parates, son of Payris.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Ḥr-pꜣ-ꜣs.t sꜣ Pa-sny ḥḏ qd ¼
2 n nḥḥ n ḥsb.t 16 ı͗bd 2 šmw n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḥtr
3sẖ Pa-rṱ sꜣ Pa-Ḥr
1Thus has brought Harpaesis, son of Pasenis, ¼ silver kite
2(for) the oil (of) the 16th regnal year, Payni. Issued by Phatres.
3Countersigned by Parates, son of Payris.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
6720 man Harpaesis, son of Pasenis Ḥr-pa-Ꜣs.t sꜢ Pa-sny pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 16 Payni -232 July 13 BCE -232 August 11 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 307188
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 55556
Author Jan Moje; Julia Puglisi (help with metadata)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307188 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre ODL 12), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje; Julia Puglisi (help with metadata).