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Ostr. Paris, Louvre ODL 55

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre ODL 55
Publication Number O. Louvre 55
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) 103 mm | 105 mm | 8 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) Some signs are faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Differing line pitches. The text is spread over the entire surface of the potsherd. The formular tex in 2 lines is given in the upper third, with a broad margin on top. The lines 3 - 4 with the additional countersignatures are written below in the otherwise uninscribed lower part, the first on on the right side below the main text and aligned with it, the second one in the lower left corner.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 90 0
Column Height (in mm) 74 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 90 x 74 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Cheredu-anch, daughter of Peteyris, is confirmed by Harpaesis, son of Pouoptis, of having paid the salt tax for the 6th regnal year, in an amount of 1/4 kite. Countersigned by Parates, son of Payris and Patous, son of Horos.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: daughter of a man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n H̱rd.w-ꜥnḫ ta Pꜣ- ḥḏ (qd) ¼ (n) pꜣ ḥḏ (n) ḥmꜣ
2n ḥsb.t 6 n-ḏr.t Ḥr-pa-ꜣs.t sꜣ Pꜣ-wpṱ n ḥsb.t 6 ı͗bd 1 ꜣḫ.t sw 29
3sẖ Pa-rṱ sꜣ Pa-Ḥr
4sẖ Pa-tꜣ.wy sꜣ Ḥr
1Thus has brought Cheredu-anch, daughter of Pa-..?.., ¼ silver (kite) (for) the salt tax
2for the 6th regnal year. Issued by Harpaesis, son of Pouoptis, in the 6th regnal year, 29th of Thoth.
3Countersigned by Parates, son of Payris.
4Countersigned by Patous, son of Horos.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
7250 woman Cheredu-anch, daughter of Peteyris H̱rd.w-Ꜥnḫ ta PꜢ-ḏı-Ḥr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 06 Thoth 29 -242 November 16 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 307262
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 49616
Author Jan Moje; Julia Puglisi (help with metadata)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307262 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre ODL 55), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje; Julia Puglisi (help with metadata).