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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0378

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0378
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Publication Status unpublished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 188 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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) broken at right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary,
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for rent (enoikion oikopedon)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Valerius Serenus and Sarapion, son of Harpaesis, praktores of money taxes at Elephantine, for rent of state-owned houses, paid by Tekos in year 28 of Commodus
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender woman as tax payer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Σερῆνος καὶ Σαραπίων
2Ἁρπαήσεως πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν
3Τε̣κ̣ω̣ς ὑπὲρ ἐνοικίου οἰκοπέδων κη (ἔτους)
4δραχμὰς δύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμὰς) β. (ἔτους) κη//
5Ἐπεὶφ ι̅ϛ̅.
1Valerius Serenus and Sarapion,
2son of Harpaesis, collectors of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid
3Tekos for rent of (state owned) houses of year 28
4two drachmas, = 2 dr. In year 28,
5Epeiph 16.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
41575 man Sarapion, son of Harpaesis, praktor (Commodus) pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Commodus 28 Epeiph 16 188 July 10 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317466
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317466 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0378), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.