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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 199

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 199
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 199
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 5 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: 5YR6/3 ; cc: 2.5YR5/4.

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 x+4
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

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



Transcription Translation Pictures
HL (variants)
cc. 01. ‮[...א]נתמ יהבת
cc. 02. ‮[...ב] דר פ◦ לא
cc. 03. ‮[...]⸢ה א⸣פ לחמ
cc. 04. ‮[...הו]שרתמ לה
cv. 01. ‮ולא כנ ע[בד...]
cv. 02. ‮הנ לו תזפנ[ה...]
cv. 03. ‮זפי והוש⸢ר⸣[י...]
cv. 04. ‮אזר ה⸢ל⸣ו אל ⸢ת⸣[...]
cv. 05. ‮חראנ באשתא [...]
right edge. 01. ‮שלח מנ מ{ר|נ}י[ה...]
1אנתמ יהבת
2בדר ומלא
3ה אפ לחמ
4הושרתמ לה
1ולא כנ עבד
2הנ לו תזפנה
3זפי והושרי
4אזדהרו אל ת
5חראנ באשתא
Right Edge
1שלח מנ ◦◦◦
1[... (as for) y]ou (m.p.), I gave
2[...]⸢B⸣DR and ⸢f⸣ill/⸢f⸣ull
3[...]⸢H⸣. Moreover, bread
4[... se]nd (m.p.) to him/her
1But not thus ˁ[...]
2If not, you shall borrow
3Borrow (f.s.) and send[ (f.s.) ...]
4Beware (m.p.)! ⸢You⸣ must not [...]
5shit in the fire[ ...]
Right Edge
1sent from ◦◦◦[...]
Places (read out from edition)




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







DatasetID 313083
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 313083 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 199), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore, Emil Joubert (metadata) .