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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 256

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 256
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 256
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
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 Brocken and sticked, darkened. Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 10R4/4 to 2.5YR4/4 ; cc: 5YR6/3 to5/8 ; edge: 2.5YR6/4.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Text-Localization, Addendum cv parallel.
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Handwriting Lozachmeur hand VII.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+3


Text Content

Modern Title Jar Label (?)
Text Types
  • documentary
  • Documentary | Jar Label
Location of Composition unknown unknown Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text HL reads on cv one line of overwritten text as עד “until” and two lines of palimpsest each as בר “son of”. I only see the top of one character, {ב|ד|ר}. HL sees nothing on cc, but in the IR photographs, three faded/erased characters in a large script are visible.
Multilingualism Monolingual
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
Places (read out from edition)




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




DatasetID 313140
last Change 29.07.2022
Author James D. Moore
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 313140 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. 256), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore.