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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 135

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 135
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 135
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 26 12 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
Rotation around vertical axis (side to side)
Range of Preservation complete
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 10YR6/3 ; cc: 10YR6/3-4.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave/convex (inside/outside)
Text-Localization, Addendum cc parallel.
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Handwriting Lozachmeur hand Ia.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5+x 4+x
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive to ˀAḥûṭab. Re Orders and Information
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Message regarding communication and the Judeans.
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender Mentions ˀAḥûṭab.
Religion unknown
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL's edition CC:
cc. 01. ‮[...שלמ] אחוטב כענ [...]
cc. 02. ‮[...]י זי תשמענ מל[י...]
cc. 03. ‮[...]⸢מ⸣ לי כענ שלחת[...]
cc. 04. ‮[...]◦ שמעו מלנ ⸢מ⸣[...]
cv. 01. ‮[...] בר שתרברזנ [...]
cv. 02. ‮[...]זי בה יהודי אמ⸢ר⸣[ו ...]
cv. 03. ‮[...]שא ליהודיא ⸢כל⸣[...]
cv. 04. ‮[...]אל תשבקו ⸢ל⸣[...]
cv. 05. ‮[...]הפיח מל[נ ...]
1שלמ אחוטב כענ
2לי זי תשמענ מלנ
3◦ לי כענ שלחת
4◦ שמעו מלנ מנ
1 בר שתרברזנ
2 זי בה חזי בה יהודי אמר
3שא ליהודיא כענ
4אל תשבקו ◦
5הפיח מלנ
1[Greetings, ]ˀAḥûṭab. Now, [...]
2[... to ]me what you shall hear. Words/our words [...]
3[...]◦ to me. Now, I/you sent (word)[...]
4[...]◦ they heard/hear our words fr[om ...]
1[...] son of Šatirbarzana [...]
2[...]look in it/ which is in it. A Judean said[ ...]
3[...]Šˀ belonging to the Judeans. N⸢o⸣[w, ...]
4[...]you (m.p.) must not leave ◦[...]
5[... ]utter(ing) word[s ...]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
39590 man Šatirbarzana שתרברזנ Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 313019
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 313019 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 135), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .