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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0117

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0117
Publication Number P.Bagnall 20
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 documentary, ptolemaic cursive, hand of Doros demotic subsript
Comments on Text Layout Narrow line pitch. The text is placed onto nthe upper half of the surface of the potsherd, with a very broad margin on the right side, while at the left and upper sides no margins exist. The lower half of the potsherd remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 0
Column Height (in mm) 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for compulsory labor tax (Syeniton logeia)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Pates, son of Imouthes, is confirmed by tax farmer Doros of having paid the rate for the compulsory labor tax tax for the 26th regnal year, in an amount of 2 drachmas. Demotic countersignature by Potemetous, son of Psentotes.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscription by Potemetous, son of Psintotes.
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) κς Μεχὶρ β̅ τέτακται
2Πᾶτις Ἰμούθου Συηνιτῶν
3λογείαν διὰ Δώρου (δραχμὰς) β.
4 sẖ Pꜣ-wḏꜣ-mtw=s sꜣ Pꜣ-šr-Twtw
126th regnal year, 2nd of Mecheir. Has paid
2Pates, son of Imouthes, for the liturgy
3tax through Doros: 2 drachmas.
4Countersigned by Potemetous, son of Psentotes.
Reserved Copyright
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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 III Euergetes 26 Mecheir 02 -221 March 13 BCE Dating by content. Dating by prosopography. Internal dating, without name of the ruler;



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DatasetID 307644
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 219298
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.bagnall;;20
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic; metadata)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307644 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0117), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic; metadata).