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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1850

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1850
Current Location Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between -94 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Lower left corner broken off.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Last line ending broken off.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive, hand of Ammonios the banker
Comments on Text Layout Wide and steady line pitch. The text covers nearly the complete surface of the potsherd, with small lateral margins and on top.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 0
Column Height (in mm) 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for tax on fruit trees (akrodrya)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Bank receipt of Ammonios for akrodrya with signature of Ammonios the banker, paid by Pelaias, son of Psenophmous. Demotic subscription: Payer, amount.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscription: Payer, amount.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους κα Ἁθὺρ κ̅ζ̅.
2τέτακται ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Συήνῃ
3τράπεζαν ἐφ' ἧς Ἀμμὠνιος
4εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ (ἔτος) ἀκροδύων
5Πελαίας Ψενοφμούτεως
6χαλκοῦ οὗ ἀλλαγὴ δραχμὰς πεντεκοσίας ν,
7___ φν. Ἀμμὠνιος τραπεζίτης.
9pꜣ ı͗w ḥsb.t 21 Pꜣ-mr-ı͗ḥ sꜣ Pꜣ-šr-pꜣ-mw.t
10ḥḏ (dbn) 33
1Year 21, Hathyr 27.
2Thus has paid to the bank in Syene
3of which Ammonios is in charge
4for the same year for the tax on palm trees
5Pelaias, son of Psenophmoutes,
6copper drachmas five hundred 50 plus agio,
7= 550. Ammonios, banker.
9The receipt for the 21st regnal year: Pelaias, son of Psenpamouthis [///]
1033 silver (deben).
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνῃ (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4005 man Ammonios (Trapezit) Ἀμμώνιος = Ἀμώνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios X Alexander I + Cleopatra III 21 Hathyr 27 -94 December 11 BCE date in text;



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    previousely unpublished


    DatasetID 315845
    last Change 15.08.2022
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic)
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 315845 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1850), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic).