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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1851

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1851
Publication Number P.Bagnall 16
Current Location Paris, Musée National du Louvre
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
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles


Object Type ostracon
Dating between -247 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax (halikon)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content bank receipt Philon, banker of Syene, through Ptolemaios, for salt tax (halikon) for year 39 of Ptolemy II, paid by Praxiades for Botrys. with signature of Doros.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) λθ Φαῶφι λ̅. διὰ Πτο-
2λεμαίου πέπτωκεν ἐπ̣
3τὴν ἐν Συήνηι τράπεζαν̣
4Φί̣λωνι τραπεζίτηι ἁλι-
5κ̣ῶ̣ν εἰς τὸ λθ (ἔτους) παρὰ
6Πραξιάδου ὑπὲρ Βότρυος χαλκοῦ
7(δραχμὴν) μίαν, ἐπ̣α̣λλαγ̣ (ἡμιωβέλιον).
8διὰ Δώρου (δραχμὴ) α.
1Year 39, Phaophi 30. Through Pto-
2lemaios was paid to
3the bank in Syene,
4to Philon, the banker for salt
5tax for year 39, by
6Praxiades, for Botrys, in copper
7one drachma, agio 1/2 ob.
8(hand 2) Through Doros, 1 dr.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνηι (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    27680 man Botrys Βότρυος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 39 Phaophi 30 -247 December 22 BCE date in text;



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    DatasetID 309169
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 219294
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.bagnall;;16
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309169 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1851), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.