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Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. Y3

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. Y3
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. Y3
Current Location Paris, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
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 (something else)
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 Erasure. Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv: 5YR8/3 and 7.5YR7/6 ; cc: 2.5YR6/6 to 5YR6/8 ; edge: 5YR6/8.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Text-Localization, Addendum cv parallel.
Script, Primary (not identified)
Script, additional A Phoenician
Script, additional B Phoenician
Language, Primary (not identified)
Comments on Handwriting Lozachmeur hand VIII.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7


Text Content

Modern Title Illegible Ostracon
Summary of Content This object is kept with Y2, which is similar in size and shape. By anaology, this may be Punic/Phoenician. The document is written in an ink that is not visible in IR. This implies that it is either written in faded red ink, which is highly unlikely for an Aramaic source, especially if it comes from Egypt. No surviving Aramaic document from Egypt uses red ink. Alternatively this is from the first (or later) centuries of the common era, during which it was common to use ink mixtures which are not picked up by IR light. The strokes are also very thin, which implies that this is composed by a Greco-Roman calamus. There is no archaeological or acquisitional context for this object. It is highly likely that it does NOT come from Elephantine. (See Lozachmeur's discussion of the CG "Y" collection.)
Comments on Text See summary of content.




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
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Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 313200
last Change 29.07.2022
Author James D. Moore
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 313200 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL Clermont-Ganneau no. Y3), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore.