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Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS Clermont-Ganneau no. E3

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS Clermont-Ganneau no. E3
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. E3
Current Location Paris, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
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 1 1909 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]
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Oxford, Manchester Collection


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation complete
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Mesurements and remarks from publication. Crack. "GA" written on the edge.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Text-Localization, Addendum verso today erased.
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Script, additional A Early Demotic
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, additional A Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting Lozachmeur hand Ic.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 1 1
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Wooden Label
Text Types
  • Documentary | Wooden Label
Summary of Content Aramaic name on side 1, Demotic comodity label on side 2.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Parallels to the Aramaic / Demotic bilingual tag is found from the Excavations at Memphis: W. M. Flinders (William Matthew Flinders) Petrie et al., Meydum and Memphis (III) (London : School of Archaeology in Egypt, University College : B. Quaritch, 1910), http://archive.org/details/meydummemphisiii00petr. page 40-41 is the description of the excavation context and the objects, pl. xxxiv https://archive.org/details/meydummemphisiii00petr/page/n127/mode/2up For a discussion of their function in the administration see Henry P. Colburn, Archaeology of Empire in Achaemenid Egypt, Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Persia (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020). pp. 50ff.
Multilingualism Bilingual
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1להושע בר קונ
side 2
1pꜣ ı͗rp ḥsb.t 30 qws(?) 1
side 1
1⸢Belonging to⸣ Hošeˁa son of Qôn
side 2
1 The wine of the 30th regnal year: 1 qus-measure.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
35555 man Hošeˁa son of Qôn הושע בר קונ Aramaic, Imperial



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Late Period (26th dynasty - 31st dynasty) 30 -542 BCE -436 BCE Dating of the Demotic text.;







DatasetID 313213
last Change 29.07.2022
Author James D. Moore; Jan Moje (Demotic)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 313213 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS Clermont-Ganneau no. E3), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore; Jan Moje (Demotic).