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Ostr. Paris, Louvre O. X

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre O. X
Publication Number O.Paris 2
Current Location (unknown)
Comments on Inventory Wilcken has not taken this piece into O.Wilcken, so it was probably already missing by the end of 19th cent.
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
Finder (= First Purchaser) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 77 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at right ostrakon missing, not found
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Melanthis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Melanthis for poll tax (laographia) of the ninth year of Vespasian, paid by Polaidos, with signature of Melanthis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Korrekturen von Reiter überprüfen: Datum? 30 Mesore?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψε Πολαΐδος (?) -?-
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ἐνάτου ἔτους
3Ουεπασιανοῦ 1 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου,
4Μοσορὴ 2l. Μεσορή α, ἀργυρίου δραχ(μὰς) δεκα-
5έξ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ. Μέλανθις ἔγραψα.

1 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ
2 l. Μεσορή
1Thus has paid Polaidos ---
2for poll tax of the ninth year
3of Vespasian the lord,
4Mesore 1, silver drachmas six-
5teen, = 16 dr. Melanthis, I have written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13140 man Melanthis (son of Hermodotos) praktor Μελανθις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 09 Mesore 01 77 July 25 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309514
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 24388
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.paris;;2
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309514 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre O. X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.