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Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 57

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 57
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 057 + 099 = J03
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 18 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 Palimpsest and erasure. Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 10YR6-7/2 and tache 5YR7/6 ; cc: 5YR6-7/6.

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 Ic.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x + 4 + y x + 6 + y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

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



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL (variants)
[שלמ ]⸢נ⸣תנ כענ הושר[ת {לי |לכ}]
[...]רה זי עקנ אתמ[ל ...]
[... שי]מת אתמל ???? אפ
[... ]זנה {????[|ז[כ}◦]ל ???????????? בהמ
[... א]פ מחר
כענ[ ...]
בעדיא ושמ[...]
זי אסירו בעד[ה ...]
כפמ כענ {א|י}הכ ב[...]
{ב|מ}למרא הלו לא[ ...]
אשכח עקנ כע[נ ...]
משכיא ועב[דו ...]
1שלמ נתנ כענ הושר לי
2[מאס]רה זי עקנ אתמ[ל]
3מת אתמל ???? אפ
4זנה ???? כל ???????????? בהמ
5 וכספ מחר
1◦◦◦[◦] כספ
2בעריא ושמ
3זי אסירו בעל
4אפמ כענ אזהרו את
5מל עריא הלו לא
6אשכח עקנ כענ [(...)]
7משכיא ועבור
1[Greetings. Na]than. Now, send [me]
2a [bund]le of wood. Yester[day],
3[◦◦◦◦◦]MT I/you/she. Yesterday (there was) 1. Moreover
4[◦◦◦◦◦ ] this 1, a ⸢to⸣tal of 3 among them.
5[...] ⸢and silv⸣er, tomorrow
1◦◦◦[◦] ⸢silver⸣ [...]
2in the ˁry-pots/among the cold ones. And set [...]
3that which is bound (by) Baˁal/a master [...]
4Nonetheless, now, beware (pl.) [to-]
5morrow of the ˁry-pots/the cold ones. Indeed,
6I shall (5) not (6) find wood. No[w, (...)]
7the skins and grai[n ...]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
40820 man Baal בעל Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 312941
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 312941 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 57), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .