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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 136

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 136
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 136
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 28 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
Range of Preservation complete
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 10YR5/3-4 ; cc: 5YR5-6/6.

Text Basic Information

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


Text Content

Modern Title Missive to Jedanyah. Re Supplies
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Unusual reference to "killing" and one of the few Ostraca to mention a decree (See Moore, "The Persian administrative process".
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1שלמ ידניה כענ
2הושר לי מאנ
3מאנ כענ הושר לי
4אתר זי א◦
1זעיר תקמ הלו
2קטל לי כענ
3בקל הושר לי 1The writer first wrote a ק then erased it.
4שאל טעמ
5ושלח לי

1 The writer first wrote a ק then erased it.
1Greetings, Yedanyah. N[ow,...]
2Send me the/a vessel (of) [...]
3a vessel. Now, send m[e...]
4a place which ˀ◦[...]
1a little castor seed./Swiftly you must rise. In[deed ...] 1For swiftly cf. Ahiqar ln. 85. For castor seed, cf. CG no. 58 cc 3.
2kills/ed for me/ kill(ed) me. No[w, ...]
3In haste/a vegitable sen[d me...] 2"in haste" suits the tone of "killing (for) me." "In haste" < ב + קל(ל)
4ask (for) an instruction/decree[ ...]
5and send me[ ...]

1 For swiftly cf. Ahiqar ln. 85. For castor seed, cf. CG no. 58 cc 3.
2 "in haste" suits the tone of "killing (for) me." "In haste" < ב + קל(ל)
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
37400 man Yedanyah ידניה Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 313020
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 313020 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 136), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .