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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0394

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0394
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Publication Status unpublished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
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation surface damaged

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,
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and contribution for the men who have fled (merismos andron anakechorekoton)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content REceipt for poll tax and contribution for the men who have fled (anakechorekoton) of year 14 of Marc Aurel, written by the assistant Serenus, paid by Zmenpos, son of Pachnoubis and Thinpetorzmethis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ιδ (ἔτους) Ἐπεὶφ ι̅α̅. διέγραψεν Ζμεντπῶς
2Παχνούβεως μητρὸς Θινπετορζμήθιος ὑπὲρ
3λαογραφίας ιδ (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) ιζ (ὀβολόν), καὶ ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ἀνδρῶν
4ἀνακεχωρηκότων λήματος ιγ (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) β (τριώβολον), διὰ
5Σερήνου βοηθοῦ.
1In year 14, Epeiph 11. Thus has paid Zmentpos,
2son of Pachnoubis and the mother Thinpetorzmethis, for
3poll tax of year 14 drachmas 17 ob. 1, and for the contribution for the men
4who have fled, for the accounting of year 13, drachmas 2 ob. 3, through
5the assistant Serenus.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12490 man Serenos scribe Serenos Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius 14 Epeiph 11 174 July 5 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317474
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317474 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0394), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.