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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 170

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 170
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 170
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 30 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: 10YR7-6/3 ; cc: 2.5YR5/4. Lozachmeur chemically analysed (p. 134-139).

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave (inside)
Text-Localization, Addendum cc parallel.
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Handwriting Lozachmeur hand Ib.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+7
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive. Fragmentary. Re administrative needs
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Religion unknown
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL's edition CC:
1. [...]הנ [...]
2. [...]◦◦◦אפ היתי
3. [...ח]נטנ בידכ קב 𐡘 ופלג
4. הלו על דבר פרס ידניה
5. התאחרת הנעל אח{ו|ר}א
6. עמכ לתאתא וחסנ
7. ביתכ ואתה וחתמ
1◦◦◦ ◦◦
2◦◦◦אפ היתי
3חנטנ בידכ קב 𐡘 ופלג
4הלו על דבר פרס ידניה
5התאחרת הנעל אחרא
6עמכ לתאתא וחסנ
7ביתכ ואתה וחתמ
2[...]◦◦◦. Moreover bring
3[...]wheat in your possession, 1.5 qab
4Indeed, therefore, the ration of Υedanyah
5it was late. Bring in the other
6with you to Tata. And possess
7your house and come and seal
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
39855 (unknown) Tata תאתא Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 313054
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 313054 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 170), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .