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Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 84

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 84
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 084 + 088 (= HL J5)
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 and erasure. Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 10YR6/3-5/4 ; cc: 5YR6/4 ; edge: 7.5YR6/4-6.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave/convex (inside/outside)
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 Yedanyah. Re: Water and Schedule
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL (variants)
cc. 01. ‮ שלמ ⸢ידמיה⸣ כ[ענ...]
cc. 02. ‮ אתמל למ לכ ⸢ה⸣[...]
cc. 03. ‮ [...ז]⸢י⸣ אושר ⸢מ⸣ח⸢ר⸣[...]
cc. 04. ‮ ◦◦י ועבד עמ[...]
cc. 05. ‮ חיא ???? הלו ⸢לכ⸣[...]
cc. 06. ‮ ולבי ולא מש[...]
cc. 07. ‮ [ש]למ גד⸢ו⸣ל כענ י[...]
cc. 08. ‮ [...]⸢עלל⸣ [...] מ⸢י⸣נ
cv. 01. ‮ ל{י|א} שלחי ⸢???????????????? ל⸣[...]
cv. 02. ‮ וי⸢ומ זנ [...] לכנ ו⸣[...]
cv. 03. ‮ ו⸢בכונא לא מ⸣[...]
cv. 04. ‮ ◦◦⸢{ר|נ} כענ כלנ⸣◦[...]
cv. 05. ‮ ⸢ברכ אפ לכי⸣ [...]
cv. 06. ‮ מחר קדמת נת[נ...]
cv. 07. ‮ ◦◦◦◦◦◦ שלחו [...]
cv. 08. ‮ אלה ⸢????⸣ לא הל◦[...]
cv. 09. ‮ לי ⸢{כ|נ}מ{נ|פ}ו⸣
1שלמ ⸢ידניה כ⸣[ענ
2אתמל למ ⸢לנ⸣ ◦
3⸢א⸣ושר קחו
4◦◦◦ ועבד עמ
5חיא ⸢ה⸣לו זנ[ה
6◦◦◦◦ ולא מש
7{ל◦◦תר |ל◦◦גד |ל◦◦גר} ל[י] ⸢כענ י⸣
8◦◦◦(◦) ⸢מינ⸣
1לי ש⸢ער י⸣◦◦◦
2⸢ויומ⸣ ⸢אחרנ⸣ ו⸢א⸣
3⸢וביומא לא⸣ ◦
4... {[ש]קלנ |[ב]קלנ} ????[????
5ב⸢ידכ א⸣פ פק⸢ו⸣
6מחר קדמת נת⸢נ⸣
7◦◦◦◦◦◦ שלחו
8א⸢ל⸣ה ⸢????⸣ לא הו⸢ו⸣
9לי ⸢והמו⸣
1Greetings, Jedaniah(?) N[ow, ...]
2Yesterday, (was) saying to us, "◦[...](")
3I shall send tomorrow. Take (m.p.)[ ...]
4◦◦◦ and make/a servant with[...]
5the living/alive. Indeed, thi[s ...]
6◦◦◦◦ and no oi[l]/leath[er]/sand[les (?) ...]
7to {◦◦TR |◦◦GD |◦◦GR} to [me] ⸢Now Y⸣[...]
8◦◦◦(◦) water
1to me. The ba⸢rley of Y⸣◦◦◦ [...]
2and another day. And ⸢I shal⸣[ ...]
3On the day, not ◦[...]
4... 2[+] {[sh]ekels |[le]gumes [...]
5in ⸢your (m.s.) hand. More⸣over, go out (m.p.) [...]
6Tomorrow before Nathan[ ...]
7◦◦◦◦◦◦ send (m.pl.) [...]
8these, 20 wer⸢e⸣ not[ ...]
9to me and them
Places (read out from edition)




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







DatasetID 312968
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 312968 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 84), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .