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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1554

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1554
Publication Number O.Wilck. 6
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 30 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 of Petorzmethis, cf. Duttenhöfer, A Bilingual scribe, no. (2).
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
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 for year 16 of Tiberius, paid by Zmethis, son of Pachnoubis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text reedition in Bilingual scribe, n. (2); +date corrected
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διακεγράφηκε 1l. διαγεγράφηκε Ζμῆθις
2Παχνουβι 2l. Παχνούβιος ὑπὲρ λαγραφίας 3l. λαογραφίας
3τοῦ ις 4ed. l. ι<γ> (ἔτους) Τειβερίου 5l. Τιβερίου
4Καίσαρος Σεβαστος 6l. Σεβαστοῦ
5ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) ὀκτώ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η.
6Φ̣αμεν̣ὼθ (vac.) ι̅θ̅.

1 l. διαγεγράφηκε
2 l. Παχνούβιος
3 l. λαογραφίας
4 ed. l. ι<γ>
5 l. Τιβερίου
6 l. Σεβαστοῦ
1Thus has paid Zmethis,
2son of Pachnoubis, for poll tax
3of year 16 of Tiberius
4Caesar Augustus
5silver drachmas eigth, = 8 dr.
6Phamenoth 19.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13865 man Zmethis, son of Pachnoubis Ζμηύθιος Παχνούβιος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Tiberius 16 Phamenoth 19 30 March 15 CE date in text, date corrected in Duttenhöfer, Bilingual scribe;



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DatasetID 309513
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76587
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;6
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309513 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1554), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.