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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 171

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 171
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 171
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 1 2 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 and erasure. Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 5YR6/3 ; cc: 2.5YR5/6.

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 x+5+y x+3+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)
Comments on Text The text is too damaged to read, but against HL, cv line 4 appears to begin with כעת "Now," which is likely a sign that at least at some point, this was used to write a missive.
Multilingualism Monolingual
Religion unknown
Religion, further unknown




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







DatasetID 313055
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 313055 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 171), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .