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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 187

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 187
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 187
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 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 cv palimpsest. Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 7.5YR6/2-4 ; cc: 5YR6/6.

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 Ia.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+6+y x+5+y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive. Fragmentary. Re supplies in time of distress
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Sender claims to have an "exceedingly great" struggle and refers to his/her grandmother.
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene (Certainty: high)
Religion unknown
Religion, further unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL (variants)
cc. 01. ‮[...]◦ט ב[...]
cc. 02. ‮[...]א מחר א◦[...]
cc. 03. ‮[...]◦מו אפ אמר ל[...]
cc. 04. ‮[...]למ הנ איתי ל⸢ה⸣[...]
cc. 05. ‮[...]חלרנ 𐡘𐡘 עליכי
cv. 01. ‮[...]𐡜 ⸢ב⸣[...]
cv. 02. ‮[...]◦ זינ⸢ה⸣ הנ ◦[...]
cv. 03. ‮[...]𐡘 ש⸢{י|מ}⸣למ הושרי[...]
cv. 04. ‮[...] הלו צבו ללבה[...]
cv. 05. ‮[...]ג{א|ד} שגא עמל{ה|י}
cv. 06. ‮[...]למ אמי לא מ⸢לכי{א|ה}⸣
1◦◦◦ט ב
2א מחר א◦
3המו אפ אמר ל
4למ הנ איתי לה
5חלרנ 𐡘𐡘 עליכי
1 סל
2◦ זי נח הנ ת
3 בר ◦ז שילמ הושרי
4 הלו צבו לי בה
5שגא שגא עמלי
6אמ אמי לא מ◦◦◦
1[...]◦◦◦Ṭ B[...]
2[...]the [...] tomorrow. I shall[...]
3them. Moreover, I shall say/say (m.s) to[...]
4saying, if I shall come/bring to her/him/it[...]
52 Hallur to you (f.s)[...]
2[...]◦ of Noaḥ. If you shall[...]
3[...]⸢son of⸣ Šylm. Send (f.s)
4[...] Indeed, I (have) a desire in it
5[...]exceedingly great is my struggle
6[...]my grand(?)mother (is) not M◦◦◦
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
40030 man ... son of Šylm ... בר שילמ Aramaic, Imperial



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







DatasetID 313071
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 313071 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 187), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .