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Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 41

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 41
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 041
Current Location Paris, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
Publication Permission Status no permission for publication necessary
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 16 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]


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation complete
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 10YR6/4 ; cc: 5YR5/6-4 ; edge 5YR6/4.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave/convex (inside/outside)
Text-Localization, Addendum cc perpendicular.
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Handwriting Lozachmeur hand Ia.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x + 8 + y x + 11 + y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive. Reluctant Delivery in View of Debts



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL (variants)
1. ...
2. [...]◦ רחקת מנ[כי ...]
3. [...כי] שלחת לכ עלדבר[◦...]
4. [...]כא למ הנ לא עבדה[...]
5. [...]הושרהי לי עמ אבנ[...]
6. [...]שחדא אפ על חטיא[...]
7. [...]לא שלחת לי למ
8. [...]יהבו או לא[...]
9. [...]אפ שעריא[...]
10. [...]◦ זי על חפ
11. [...]י
1. [... א]פ הא חב[ל ...]
2. [...◦ ]הושרת לא כענ א⸢{ד|ר|נ}⸣[...]
3. [...]לא מנה אנה באפיכמ
4. ואנת מנפק לבבי מנ
5. כמ חי ליהה הנ
6. [...]עקנ אושר ואית
7. [...]חבל עליכ
8. [...]מנהמ
2◦[◦]◦ רחקת מנכ
3 א י שלחת לכ עלדבר
4כא למ הנ לא עבדה
5הושרהי לי עמ אבנ
6שחדא אפ על חטיא
7לא שלחת לי למ
8יהבו או לא
9אפ שעריא
10-11זי על חפי
1אפ הא חבל
2הושרת לא לי כענ אושרהי
3לא מנה אנה באפיכמ
4ואנת מנפק לבבי מנ
5 ומא יומא חי ליהה הנ
6עקנ אושר ואית
7חבל עליכ
2[...]◦[◦]◦ I have withdrawn from ⸢you⸣ (m.s.)
3{[...]ˀ | [...]Y} I sent (word) to you (m.s.). On account of this
4◦[◦◦], saying, "If he did not do it,
5send him/it to me with a weight of
6the bribe." Moreover, about the tresspass(es)
7you have not sent (word) to me, saying
8(whether) they gave/paid or not.
9Moreover, the barley
10-1111. which (is paid) to Ḥap\î
1[... ]⸢More⸣over, indeed (the) dama⸢ge⸣-claim[ ...]
2you sent me (err. no). Now, I shall se⸢n⸣[d it.]
3 I count (it) not against you (m.p.) (lit. against your faces).
4but you are leaving my heart from
5⸢to⸣day (err. toay), by the life of Yahô, should
6I send wood, and there be
7a damage-claim against you (m.s.)
8by them
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
36835 man Ḥapî חפי Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 312925
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 312925 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 41), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .