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Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 33

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 33
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 033
Current Location Paris, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 14 3 1907 and
Finder (= First Purchaser) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Oxford, Manchester Collection
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Rotation round vertical axis (side to side)
Range of Preservation complete
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 7.5YR6/4 and 10YR6/4 and 7/3 ; cc:7.5YR5/4 and 6/6 ; edge: 5YR6/6 and white-grey points.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave/convex (inside/outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Handwriting Lozachmeur hand Ic.
Comments on Text Layout It is difficult to determine if the first visible line in the first line of the letter, or the second. If it is the second one might expect, "To PN, your servant, PN, / Peace. Mauziah..." In this case, Mauziah would be the subject of the correspondence.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines (x+)7 (x+)6
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Ancient Title Missive. Re Fish Portion and Fragmentary Issues
Modern Title Inscription on Sherd
Text Types
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Letter discussing goods.
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mentions a portion of fish for a woman.
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1שלמ מעוזיה
2 לחבלא והנפק
3מנקרא שאל
4לכ הנ1הנ looks like צ לא זהב
5𐡘 חלפ 𐡘𐡘𐡘 ע
6הנ השכח

1 הנ looks like צ
1חסר פלג
2פטוסרי והי
3סטיר1נטיר is impossible. Act. part. do not use internal matre lectionus נונ לאנתת
4תא ולעבדיה
5מה אפ הושר

1 נטיר is impossible. Act. part. do not use internal matre lectionus
1Greetings(.) Mauziah(.)[...]
2for the destruction / misfortune / rope. And [...] brought out[...]
3from< >a reader, [...] asked / a question[...]
4to you (ms). If not, gol[d]
51 for 3 ˁ[...]
6If [...] discovered[...]
7to / for Yh
1[...]less(.) half of
2[...]Peṭôsirî. And she
3[...][a dema]rked (portion) of fish for the wife of
4[...]the [...(fem?)] and his servants
5[...]MH Even sen[d]
6[...]on our hands / on our account

Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
19890 (unknown) Hzḥ הזח Aramaic, Imperial



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
-525 BCE -399 BCE ;







DatasetID 312917
last Change 29.07.2022
Author James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 312917 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 33), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .