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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1621

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1621
Publication Number O.Wilck. 193
Current Location Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [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 140 and 143
Criteria for Dating date according to tax collector's time of office
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right, surface covered with residue

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; surface covered at right side with residue
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the tax farmers Herakleides and Isidoros through the assistant Pachompsachis for cheironaxion, paid by Thotomous.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok text as in O.Wilcken, since the readings cannot be checked
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Child
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἡρακλείδης καὶ Ἰσίδωρος μισθ(ωταὶ)
2πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Παχομψᾶχις βοηθ(οῦ). διέγρ(αψεν)
3Θοτομοὺς Θο ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ὑπὲρ χειρω(ναξίου) ̣ ̣ (ἔτους)
4Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
5δραχμὰς εἴκοσι ὀβολοὺς δύο (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (διώβολον).
1Herakleides and Isidoros, tax farmers
2of the Gate of Syene, through Pachopsachis, assistant. Thus has paid
3Thotomous, son of Tho---, for trade tax of year ?
4of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
5twenty drachmas two obols, = 20 dr. 2 ob.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12980 man Herakleides misthotes Ἡρακλείδης misthotes Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 140 CE 143 CE date according to the collector's time of office;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 310159
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76761
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;193
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310159 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1621), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.