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Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 78

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 78
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 078
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
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: 5YR4/3 and 7.5YR4/4-6 ; cc: 5YR5/3-4 ; edge: 5YR7/6.

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 Ib.
Comments on Text Layout Opistograph is rotated side-to-side then turned 90 degrees.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+6+y x+3+y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive to ˀAḥûṭab. Re Food.
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Message concerning food rations.
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender Addressed to a woman.
Religion unknown
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL (variants)
[שלמ אחו]טב כענ עבדת
[...]𐡛 𐡜 𐡜 𐡜 𐡜 אתמל כענ
[...]ל איש להנ כזי
אפ ל⸢ח⸣מ [...]
◦⸢אפ פלג⸣[...]
ואנתמ ◦[...]
1שלמ אחוטב כענ עבדת
2𐡝 𐡜 𐡜 𐡜 𐡜 אתמל כענ
3ל איש להנ כזי
1אפ לחמ
2... כדנה
3◦◦◦ ליד
4זי לי ◦◦◦
5מאכל לה
6ואנתמ ◦
1[Greetings. Aḥû]ṭab. Now, I made
2180[(+) ...] yesterday. Now,
3[...]L each to them (f.p.) just as
1Moreover, food [...]
2... So,[ ...]
3◦◦◦ to the han⸢d⸣[...]
4⸢wh⸣ich belongs to me ◦◦◦[...]
5food-ration to him/her[ ...]
6And you (pl.) ◦[...]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
39285 woman ˀAḥûṭab אחוטב Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 312962
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 312962 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 78), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .