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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 169

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 169
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 169; TAD D.7.2
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 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. Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 7.5YR6/4-6 ; cc: 5YR6/4 ; fragment under break: 5YR6/6.

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 Ic.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 6
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive to ˀAḥûṭab. Re Salt
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Missive from an unknown sender to ˀAḥûṭab requesting salt be sent.
Gender Woman
Religion unknown
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
TAD (variants)
cc. 1. [ש]למ אחוטב כענ הושרי
cc. 2. לי זעיר מלח יומא זנה
cc. 3. והנ מלח לאית בביתא
cc. 4. זבנו מנ אלפי עבורא
cc. 5. זי ביב הלו
cc. 6. לאיתי לי
cv. 1. מלח למשמ ב⸢קמ⸣ח 𐡘
1שלמ אחוטב כענ הושרי
2לי זעיר מלח יומא זנה
3והנ מלח לאית בביתא
4 זבנו זבני ) מנ אלפי עבורא
5זי ביב הלו
6לאיתי לי
1מלח למשמ בקמח 𐡘
1[Gr]eetings, ˀAḥûṭab. Now, send
2me a little salt this day.
3And if there is no salt in the house,
4buy (m.p. err for f.s.) from the boats of grain
5which are in Yeb. Indeed,
6I, myself, have no
1salt to put in 1 (serving of) flour.
Places (read out from edition)
  • יב (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    39845 woman ˀAḥûṭab אחוטב Aramaic, Imperial



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







    DatasetID 313053
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Author James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata)
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 313053 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 169), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .