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Ostr. Paris, Louvre ODL 35

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre ODL 35
Publication Number O. Louvre 35
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, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 78 mm | 97 mm | 7 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 line pitch. The text was placed onto the lower part of the upper half of the potsherd. The upper right crotch as well as the complete lower half remain uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 2 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 76 0
Column Height (in mm) 18 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 76 x 18 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 Psenpelaias, son of Petosiris, is confirmed by Espmetis, son of Petechonsis, of having paid the price of oil for the 4th regnal year Chioak in an amount of 1/4 kite.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Pꜣ-šr-pꜣ-mr-ı͗ḥ (sꜣ) Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Wsı͗r ḥḏ (qd) ¼ (n) swn (n) nḥḥ (n) ḥsb.t 4.t
2ı͗bd 4 ꜣḫ.t sw ꜥrqı͗ n-ḏr.t Ns-pꜣ-mty sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ḫnsw
1Thus has brought Psenpelaias, son of Petosiris, ¼ silver (kite) (for) the value (for) oil (for) the 4th regnal year,
2 30th of Choiak. Issued by Espmetis, son of Petechonsis.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
1930 man Psenpelaias, son of Petosiris PꜢ-šr-pꜢ-mr-tꜢ-ỉḥ.t sꜢ PꜢ-ḏỉ-Wsỉr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 04 Choiak 30 -243 February 15 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;




DatasetID 307201
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 55561
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307201 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre ODL 35), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.