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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0388

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0388
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Publication Status unpublished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 upper left and lower right corner

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 Marcus Annius Nemonianus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for Behen nuts (myrobalanoi)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Dioskoros, epiteretes of the Sacred gate of Syene, through the apaitetes Marcus Annius Nemonianus, for eikasmou myrobalanon (Behen-nuts), paid by Petorzmethis, son of Onnophris, on account of Pachompaiemouthes, son of Psenchnoubis, in year 28 of Commodus
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Διόσκ̣ο̣ρ̣ο̣ς̣ ἐπιηρητὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης δι᾿ ἐμοῦ
2Μάρκου Ἀννίου Νεμωνιάνου ἀπαιτητοῦ.
3ἐμέτρησεν Πετορζμῆθις Ὀννώφριος ὑπὲρ (τρίτης)
4εἰκασμοῦ μυροβαλάνου γενήματος κζ (ἔτους)
5ὀνόματος Παχομπαιεμούθης Ψενχνού-
6βεως ἀπὸ ματίων δύω ἡμισοῦς
7τὸ ἐπίβαλλον ματίου ἡμισου, (γίνεται) ματίου (ἥμισυ)
8(ἔτους) κη Μάρκου Αὐρηλίου
9Κομμόδου Ἀντωνίνο̣υ
10Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου̣
11Παχὼν θ̣̅.
1Dioskoros, supervisor of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through me,
2Marcus Annius Nemonianus, tax collector.
3Has paid Petorzmethis, son of Onnophris, for the third
4of the ??? of behen-nuts of the harvest of year 27
5on account of Pachmpaiemouthes, son of Psenchnoubis,
6from two and a half matia
7the portion due to you a half mation, = 1/2 mat(ion).
8In year 28 of Marcus Aurelius
9Commodus Antoninus
10Caesar the lord,
11Pachon 9.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
24110 man Dioskoros epiteretes Διόσκορος επιτ() Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Commodus 28 Pachons 09 188 May 4 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317470
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317470 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0388), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.