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Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 53

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 53
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 053
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]
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 4 4 1907 and 24 5 1907


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation complete
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 10YR6/3 and 7.5YR6/4 ; cc: 5YR5/4 and 7.5YR5-6/4 ; edge: id.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave (inside)
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
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive to Natan.
Text Types
  • documentary | letter
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL (variants)
1. שלמ נתנ[...]
2. נפלו לא זע[...]
3. חמש ו{כ|ר}עא{ז|א|ה}
4. מצדתא אל תוש[...]
5. בחיל ונאוה[...]
6. הושר וה[...]
7. נעבצ[...]
1שלמ נתנ
2פכלולא זעיר(א)
3חניש וכעא ת
4מצדתא אל תוש
5בחיל סנאוה
6הושר וה
7נעבצ ◦
1Greetings, Natan. [...]
2the litt⸢l⸣[e] Pklwl/the Pklwl. A litt⸢l⸣[e ...]
3ḤNYŠ and Kˁˀ ⸢T⸣[...]
4the net you shall not se⸢n⸣[d ...]/the tower. You shall not se⸢n⸣[d ...]
5in the troop of Snˀwh/his enemy[ ...]
6Send! and H[...]
7a Nˁbṣ-jar (of) ◦[...]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
40785 man Natan נתנ Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 312937
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 312937 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 53), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .