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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 186

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 186
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 186; TAD D.7.35
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 28 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 Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 7.5YR6-7/4 ; cc: 5YR6/4-6.

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
Comments on Handwriting Lozachmeur hand Ib.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+6+y x+6+y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive. Fragmentary. Re Salt, Sabbath, and Sheep
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Formally formatted ostracon missive with blessing.
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Religion Judaism
Comment on Religion Reference to Yaho and blessing salutation.
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
TAD (variants)
cc. 01. ‮[אל ...]יה שלמכ יהה
cc. 02. ‮[צבאת ישא]ל בכל עדנ כענ כזי
cc. 03. ‮[...] זי וחפרע בר
cc. 04. ‮[...]ה הושר לי
cc. 05. ‮[...]◦{א|י}שה ומלח
cc. 06. ‮[...]ל
cv. 01. ‮עד יומ שבה [...]
cv. 02. ‮ביד משלמ נוננ 𐡘𐡘𐡘 {ו|ר}[...]
cv. 03. ‮ביד בעדי 𐡘𐡘𐡘 רב⸢ר⸣[בנ ...]
cv. 04. ‮ויהבת לה {ג|ה}[...]
cv. 05. ‮גזירה[...]
cv. 06. ‮𐡘 זע[ירה ...]
1יה שלמכ יהה
2צבאת ישאל בכל עדנ כענ כזי
3 זי וחפרע בר
4ה הושר לי
5 אשה ישה ומלח
1עד יומ שבה
2ביד משלמ נוננ 𐡘𐡘𐡘 ◦
3ביד בעדי 𐡘𐡘𐡘 רב◦
4ויהבת לה ◦
6𐡘 זעיר
1[... PN-]iah. Your welfare (may) Yahô
2[of Hosts see]k at all times. Now, when
3[...] of Waḥpreˁ son of
4[PN ...]H send to me
5[...]{ˀ|Y}ŠH and salt
1until the day of Shabbah [...]
2in the hand of Mešullam 3 fish ◦[ ...]
3in the hand of Baˁadî three lar[ge ...]
4and I gave him/her ◦[...]
5cut/shorn (f.s.)[ ...]
61 s⸢m⸣[all ...].
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
40020 man ...yah ...יה Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 313070
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 313070 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 186), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .