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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0248

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0248
Publication Number ined.
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Publication Status unpublished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
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Tuckett, Francis Fox
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 160 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Pachompsachis, for trade tax (χειρωνάξιον) in two installments, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Bienchis and the mother Tisatis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κερεᾶρις μισθωτὴς
2ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Παχόμ-
3ψαχις βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Πετόρζμη-
4θις Βιήνχιος μητρὸς Τισατις ὑπὲρ
5χειρωναξίου κγ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς ὀκτώ,
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. (ἔτους) κγ Ἀντωνίνου
7Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Μεσορὴ
9κδ (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
10τοῦ κυρίου Θὼθ ι̅ζ̅. διέγραψεν
11αὐτὸς χειρωναξίου κγ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς
12τέσσαρες, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ.
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Pachom-
3psachis, assistant. Thus has paid Petorzmethis,
4son of Bienchis and the mother Tisatis, for
5trade tax of year 23, eight drachmas,
6= 8 dr. In year 23 of Antoninus
7Caesar the lord, Mesore
9In year 24 of Antoninus Caesar
10the lord, Thoth 17, has paid
11the same for trade tax of year 23 drachmas
12four, = 4 dr.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12740 man Pachompsachis scribe Παχομψᾶχις boethos Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 23 Mesore 03 160 September 14 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317438
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317438 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0248), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.