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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0534

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0534
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Publication Status unpublished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 115 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, hand of Palachemis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (i.e. for men who have fled) (merismos anakechorekoton)
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Didymion praktor (through the scribe Palachemis), for the contribution for those who have fled (μερισμὸς ἀνακεχωρηκότων) of year 18, paid probably in the beginning of year 19 of Trajan.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Διδυμίων πράκτωρ. δι̣έγραψε(ν) -?-
2ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ἀνακεχωρηκότων ιη (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ ῥυπ(αρὰς) δραχ(μὰς)
3δύο ὀβ̣ο̣λοὺς δύο, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) β (διώβολον). (ἕτους) ιθ Τραιανοῦ -?-
1Didymion, collector. Thus has paid ---
2for the contribution of men who have fled of year 18 of Trajan -?- , brutto, drachmas
3two obols two, = 2 dr. 2 ob. Year 19 or Trajan ---
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4451 man Didymion praktor Διδυμίων Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 19 115 CE date according to tax collector's time of office and his scribe's term;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317516
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317516 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0534), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.