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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 167

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 167
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 167
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 27 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
Range of Preservation complete
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Palimpsest or erasure. Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 5YR5/4 ; cc: 2.5YR5/4.

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 cc: Lozachmeur hand Ib on a palimpsest (Ia).
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+4+y x+5+y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Fragmentary Missive. Re: Cheese, Fish, Salt
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content This fragmentary missive mentions Yahô of Hosts in both the overwritten text and in a palimpsest missive.
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Religion Judaism



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL (variants)
cc. 1. ‮ ––
cc. 2. ‮ [... יה]ה צבאת ישאל
cc. 3. ‮ [...]⸢ש⸣רת לכ גבנה ???? ⸢ז⸣[י ...]
cc. 4. ‮ [... ]אושר לכ הב
cc. 5. ‮ [... ]הושרת אתמל
cc. 6. ‮ [...????] ???????????? ???????????? ????????
cv. 1. ‮ ––
cv. 2. ‮ כענ אזל[...]
cv. 3. ‮ זי עמ ⸢א{ד|ר}נ ???????? מנ⸣ [...]
cv. 4. ‮ [הנ ]איש מנכמ יא⸢ל⸣[א ...]
cv. 5. ‮ נונ זעיר מלח[ ...]
cc pal. 1. ‮ [... ]שלמכ יהה צ⸢באת⸣
cc pal. 2. ‮ ⸢על◦רה לכ {מ|נ|ה}⸣
cc pal. 3. ‮ ⸢כענ על נ{ח|ו}{ל|נ}⸣
cc pal. 4. ‮ ◦◦◦ל
cc pal. 5. ‮ [...]ביב[(...)]
2שלמכ יהה צבאת ישאל
3הושרת לכ גבנה ◦
4אושר לכ הב
5הושרת אתמל
6???? ???????????? ???????????? ????????
2כענ אזל
3זי עמ אסחנמ
4איש מנכמ יאתה
5נונ זעיר מלח
CC pal
1שלמכ יהה צבאת
2ישאל לישעיה בר מ◦(◦)◦יה
3◦◦◦ זי אית כל נונ
4◦◦ ◦◦◦◦ה ל
5◦ ביד
1[...]◦[◦◦]◦ [...]
2[...]may [Yah]ô of Hosts seek [your (m.s.) peace]
3[...]I [se]⸢n⸣t to you (m.s.) cheese ◦[...]
4[...]I shall send to you (m.s.). Give
5[...]I/you sent yesterday
2Now, go [...]
3which is with ˀEsḥnu⸢m⸣[...]
4a man among you (m.p.) shall com⸢e⸣[...]
5a little fish, salt/a fish, a little salt [...]
CC pal
1[... (2) may] Yahô of Hosts [(2) seek] your peace[...]
2[...](belonging) to Yišayah son of M◦(◦)◦yah
3[...]◦◦◦ ⸢which ther⸣e is. ⸢A⸣ll (the) ⸢f⸣i⸢sh⸣
4[...]◦◦ ◦◦◦◦H ⸢to⸣[...]
5[...]◦ in the hand of[...]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
41660 man Yahô of Hosts יהה צבאת Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 313051
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 313051 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 167), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .