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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 150

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 150
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 150
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 4 1 1908 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 Palimpsest. Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 10YR6/4 and 5YR6/3-4 ; cc: 2.5YR5/6.

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
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+8+y x+7+y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive. Fragmentary.
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Content unclear due to fragmentary condition
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL's edition CC:
1. [...]⸣ו⸢ לבעדי [...]
2. [...]⸣ה⸢ שערנ [...]
3. [...]בנ אפ חזו[...]
4. [...]כזי יהב לה[...]
5. [...ש]אל{ו|פ} הנ נ[...]
6. [...]נפק א{ו|פ} אח{◦|ר}[...]
7. [...הו]שרו בידה[...]
1. [...]אפ כספ [...]
2. [...]⸣כענ מכ⸢◦◦[...]
3. [...] לכמ ⸣ולא על⸢[...]
4. [...]⸣ב{ו|ר} בת⸢ מ[...]
5. [...]⸣𐡜𐡛𐡘𐡘 חזי⸢[...]
6. [...]נ◦◦◦◦[...]
7. [...]⸣ח⸢נטיא ה[...]
8. [...]ר⸣וח{י|א} לכ⸢[...]
1ו לבעדי
2ה שערנ
3◦בנ אפ חזו
4כזי יהב לה
5 שאלו הנ נ[◦◦]
6נפק אפ אחר[◦(◦)] אחד[◦(◦)]
7 הושרו בידה
1אפ כספ
2כל ב◦◦ יל
3לכמ ◦◦◦
4◦◦◦ת מ◦
5הנ ◦◦ טב
6חטיא ה◦
7 [◦(◦)]רוהי [◦(◦)]דוהי ◦נ
1[...]⸢W⸣ to Baˁadî
2[...]⸢H⸣ grain
3[...]◦BN. Moreover, look (m.p.)
4[...]when he gave to him/her
5[... In]quire (m.p.) if N[◦◦]
6[...]went/ [shall] go out. Moreover, {afte⸢r⸣ /he seized}
7[... se]nd (m.p.) in his/her hand.
1Moreover, silver [...]
2all B◦◦ he shall t[ake ? ...]
3to you (m.p.)
4◦◦◦T M◦[...]
5⸢If⸣ ◦◦ good[...]
6the wheat H◦[...]
7They [...] it ◦N[...]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
39790 man Baˁadî בעדי Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 313034
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 313034 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 150), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .