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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1415

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1415
Publication Number SB XX 15085
Current Location (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) (unknown)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) de Rustafjaell, Robert
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 178 and 181
Criteria for Dating date according to tax collector's time of office
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left, right and bottom

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 left, right and bottom
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, hand of scribe of O.Eleph. DAIK 53
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos) and fees for transport and food (naulon kai trophon)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the praktores Ailius Didymos and Hermodoros, son of Soter, through an unknown scribe, for contribution of year 19 and for fees for transport and food, paid by Bienchis, son of Pachnoubis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Αἴλιος Δίδυμος καὶ Ἑρμόδωρος Σωτ(ῆρος)
2πράκ(τορες) ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφα̣[ντ(ίνης)·
3διέγρα(ψεν) Β̣ιῆνχις Παχνούβιος μ̣η(τρὸς)
4-?- ὑπὲ̣ρ μερισζμοῦ1l. μερισμοῦ ιθ (ἔτους) α (διώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον)
5καὶ ὑπὲρ ναύλ(ων) καὶ τροφῶν 2ed. ἀδε̣λ̣φῶν-?-
5+y- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

1 l. μερισμοῦ
2 ed. ἀδε̣λ̣φῶν
1Aelius Didymos and Hermodoros, son of Soter,
2collectors of money taxes at Elephantine.
3Thus has paid Bienchis, son of Pachnoubis and the mother
4--- for the contribution of year 19?, 1 dr. 2 1/2 ob.,
5and for fees for transport and food ---
5+y- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφα̣[ (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12545 man Ailios Didymos praktor Ailios Didymos praktor Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Commodus 178 CE 181 CE date according to the collectors time of office;



    Reserved Copyright




    DatasetID 309530
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 23874
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;20;15085
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309530 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1415), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.