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Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 45

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 45
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 045
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 15 3 1907 and 24 5 1907
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 Palimpsest or erasure. Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 7.5YR5/4 and 10YR6/4 ; cc: 2.5YR5/4-6 ; edge 5YR5/6 with bubbles and white points.

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 + 7 + y x + 7 + y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive to Natan. Re Item Sent and Advice to Buy Item
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL (variants)
1. שלמ נתנ כע⸢נ⸣
2. הושרת לי ב[...]
3. לי ב{ר|ו}◦◦ ⸢כ⸣ענת {י|א}[...]
4. תאכלנ [◦◦◦◦ע]⸢ל⸣דבר[...]
5. זי מזבננ [◦◦] אל זבנ[...]
6. עמחר וי{ו|מ}מרו ◦[...]
7. [...]⸢ל⸣וגה ◦[...]
1. ◦◦◦כ◦◦◦◦◦◦
2. שאר◦◦◦ לי ח
3. ◦◦◦◦◦◦לתנ
4. כענ ◦◦◦ פ{ד|ר}◦◦◦ כל
5. תנה זנה ◦◦◦
6. ◦◦◦ זה
7. ◦◦◦
1שלמ נתנ כענ
2הושרת לי ב
3לי {בקב ???? | בקפת} כענת ל
4תאכלנ עלדבר
5זי מזבננ כלא זבנ 1Lemaire, "Review," 180: ולא זבנ
6[ל]כ מחד ויאמרונ 2So too Lemaire, "Review," 180.
7דוגה 3Cf. ADAB C1.29.

1 Lemaire, "Review," 180: ולא זבנ
2 So too Lemaire, "Review," 180.
3 Cf. ADAB C1.29.
1Greetings, Nathan. Now, [...]
2you sent to me B[...]
3to me {with 1 qab | in a basket}. Now, ⸢L⸣◦[...]
4you may eat...on account of
5that which they are selling, buy (m.s.) all of it
6[for] ⸢yourself⸣ tomorrow. And they may say[ ...]
7[... ]its/his/her sour milk ◦[...]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
36895 man Natan נתנ Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 312929
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 312929 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 45), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .