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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0132

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0132
Publication Number P.Bagnall 14
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, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 0 and 0


Object Type ostracon
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 Greek
Script, additional A Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting Three scribes involved hand 1: Doros hand 2: Petepiphis hand 3 unknown
Comments on Text Layout Very wide line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, wih only small margins at all four sides.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 85 0
Column Height (in mm) 60 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 85 x 60 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Smetis, son of Psammetichos, is confirmed of having paid the rate for the salt tax for the 35th regnal year, in an amount of 2 drachmas. The payment was made through the tax farmer Doros. Repetition of tax type and amount, also in Greek, by Petepiphis (according to the characteristic palaeography). Demotic countersignature by Potemetous, son of Psintaes, giving only his name.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic countersignature by Potemetous, son of Psintaes, giving only his name.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Ethnicity / Multiculturalism Egyptian
Gender Man
Comment on Religion Egyptian names in Greek script



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) λε Φαρμοῦθι κ̅ζ̅ ἔχει
2Δῶρος παρὰ Σμῆτ Ψα-
3-μητίχου ἁλικῆς τοῦ
4λε (ἔτους) (δραχμὴν) α.
5ἁλικῆς (δραχμὴ) α.
6sẖ Pꜣ-wḏꜣ-mtw=s Pꜣ-šr-tꜣ-ı͗ḥ.t
135th regnal year, 27th of Pharmouthi. Thus has received
2Doros from Smet, son of Psa-
3-metichos, for the salt tax of
4the 35th regnal year: 1 drachma.
52.H. For the salt tax: 1 drachma.
63.H. Countersigned by Potemetous, son of Psintaes.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4290 man Doros (logeutes) Δῶρος (partly gen. Δώρου) Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 35 Pharmuthi 27 -251 June 18 BCE Greek Financial year 35 in Pharmouthi = Egyptian year 34;



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DatasetID 307639
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 219292
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.bagnall;;14
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307639 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0132), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic).