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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 140

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 140
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 140
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 29 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 Palimpsest. Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 5YR5-6/4 ; cc: 5YR6-5/4.

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 IIa.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+9+y x+7+y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive. Fragmentary.
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Broken missive concerning a shipment of cucumbers.
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL (variants)
[...]⸢לב{ר|ו}{כ|ר}ה⸣[ ]⸢קר⸣
[...]דגלכ כמה
[...]הושר /למ\זי
[...]הושר ⸢תחת⸣ קטי⸢נ⸣
[...]ביד בר [חר]מחי לא
[...]הושרת אפ לי זלאא⸢לו⸣
[...]למ לא יהב לי
[...]⸢זי⸣ שלחת לכ[י] למ
[...]⸢י⸣ב זי ⸢ל⸣ בעדיה
[...]◦◦⸢ו פל⸣גיא ז⸢י⸣
[...]⸢ל⸣ ענחפסעי
[...] שלחת⸢נ⸣ לי
[...]◦◦◦ מנהמ
[...]◦◦◦ ⸢כ⸣ל זי
[...]⸢{פ|ב} זי איתי⸣ לכ בנהרא
[...]י⸢ח⸣ט מנה {ו|מ}

1למה כמה
2דגלכ שלמ ◦◦◦
3הושר זי
4הושר(◦) תחת קטינ
5ביד ב◦ ()קמחי לא
6הושרת לי ולא אמרת
7למ לא יהב לי
1◦◦◦ שלחת לכ למ
2הב זי לבעדיה
3מנ בגיא זי
4 ענחפסעי
5 שלחת לי
6 מנהמ
7 כל זי
8בידי אנתנ לכ בנהרא
9יחט מנה
1Wh⸢y⸣ ... like
2your (m.s.) dᵉgal-unit? ... Greetings, ◦◦◦.
3⸢se⸣n⸢d/t⸣ (m.s.) ... which
4sen⸢t⸣... ⸢und⸣er/instead of cucumber⸢s⸣
5in the hand of B◦... my ⸢fl⸣our
6you have (5) not (6) sent to me. And ⸢you did⸣ not s[a]⸢y⸣
7saying, he gave me not.
1◦◦◦ I sent you (word), saying,
2[gi]ve that which belongs to Baˁadyah
3⸢from⸣ the ⸢f⸣iefs which ...
4... ˁnḫ-pꜢ-šꜢj
5... you sent (word) to me
6... from them
7[...]... all which
8in my possession I shall give to you (m.s.). On the river
9he shall ins⸢pe⸣ct a portion.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
39710 man Baˁadyah בעדיה Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 313024
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 313024 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 140), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .