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Ostr. Paris, Louvre ODL 266

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre ODL 266
Publication Number O. Louvre 266
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, ochre-gelb
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 50 mm | 65 mm | 5 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Left part broken off in undetermined extent.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The ending of the first line is lost.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, without margins. Only the lower right crotch remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 65 0
Column Height (in mm) 35 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance x+65 x 35 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 Tapelaias, wife of Pasenis, is confirmed by Patous, son of Horos, of having paid the salt tax for the 7th regnal year, in an amount of 1/4 kite. Countersigned by Paretis, son of Payris.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: wife of a man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Ta- pꜣ -mr-ı͗ḥ tꜣ rmṯ.t n Pa-sny
2ḥḏ qd ¼ n pꜣ dnı͗ n ḥmꜣ n ḥsb.t 7 n-ḏr.t Pa-tꜣ.wy sꜣ Ḥr ḥsb.t 6
3ı͗bd 2 šmw sw 12
4sẖ Pa-rṱ sꜣ Pa-Ḥr
1Thus has brought Tapelaias, the wife of Pasenis,
2an amount of money of ¼ (kite) for the salt tax (for) the 7th regnal year. Issued by Patous, son of Horos. 6th regnal year,
312th of Payni.
4Countersigned by Paratis, son of Payris.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
1540 man Parates, son of Payris Pa-rṱ sꜢ Pa-Ḥr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 06 Payni 12 -241 July 26 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 307273
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 49620
Author Jan Moje; Julia Puglisi (help with metadata)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307273 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre ODL 266), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje; Julia Puglisi (help with metadata).