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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0421

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0421
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Publication Status unpublished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 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Valerius Serenus and Palachemis, the two praktores argyrikon of Elephantine, through Petorzmethis, assistant, for contribution of year 3, paid by Zmenpos, son of Pachnoubis and Thinpetorzmethis, in year 3 of Marc Aurel and Verus
Location of Composition Elephantine 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
1Οὐαλέριος Σερῆνος καὶ Παλ̣ά̣χη̣μ̣ι̣ς̣
2οἱ β̅ πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ Πετορζμήθου βοηθοῦ.
3διέγραψεν Ζμεντπῶς Πα̣χνούβ̣εως
4μητρὸς Θινπ̣ετορζ̣μ̣ήθεως ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ γ (ἔτους) (δραχμὴν) α (ὀβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον).
5(ἔτους) γ Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρ̣ω̣ν̣
6τῶν κυρίων ἐπαγομένων γ̅.
1Valerius Serenus and Palachemis,
2the 2 collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through the assistant Petorzmethis.
3Thus has paid Zmentpos, son of Pachnoubis
4and the mother Thinpetorzmethis, for the contributions of year 3, 1 dr. 1,5 ob.
5Year 3 of Antoninus and Verus Caesares
6the lord, on the 3rd epagomene.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4242 man Palachemis praktor Παλαχῆμις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 03 Epagomenen 03 163 August 26 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317485
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317485 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0421), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.