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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0597

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0597
Publication Number O.Wilck. 7
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: low
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 27 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

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, hand unknown; signature of Herakleides, son of Demetrios
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for poll tax, paid by Zmethis, son of Pachnoubis; countersigned by Herakleides, son of Demetrios
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
2Ζμήθιος Παχνοῦβις
3ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ ιγ (ἔτους)
4Τιβερίου Καίσαρος Σεβαστοῦ
5Φαρμοῦθι κ̅α̅ ἐπὶ λόγου
6ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς ὀκτὼι 1 l. ὀκτὼ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η.
7Ἡρακλείδης Δημητρίου ἐπηκολούθηκα δραχμαῖς ὀκτώ.

1 l. ὀκτὼ
1Thus has paid
2Zmethis, son of Pachnoubis,
3for poll tax of the year 13
4of Tiberius Caesar Augustus,
5Pharmouthi 21, on account,
6silver drachmas eight, = 8 dr.
7(hand 2) Herakleides, son of Demetrios, I have checked the eight drachmas.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
29100 man Herakleides, son of Demetrios Ἡρακ(λείδης) Δημ(ητρίου) Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Tiberius 13 Pharmuthi 21 27 April 16 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 309503
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76588
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;7
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309503 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0597), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.