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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0791

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0791
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Publication Status unpublished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 37 and 41
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 poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt for laographia of unknown year of Gaius, written by collector Petorsmethis (bilingual), countersigned by Ariston, son of Pelaias
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διακεγράφηκε -?- 1l. διαγεγράφηκεν
2ὑπερ λαγραφίας 2l. λαογραφίας τοῦ ? (ἔτους)
3Γαείου 3l. ΓαίουΚαίσαρος
4Σεβασδὸς 4l. Σεβαστοῦ5l. Σεβαστοῦ ἀργ(υρίου) (δραχμὰς) δεκαέξ,
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ. 2. Η. Ἀρίστων̣ Πελαίου ἐπεκλούθ(ηκα).

1 l. διαγεγράφηκεν
2 l. λαογραφίας
3 l. Γαίου
4 l. Σεβαστοῦ
5 l. Σεβαστοῦ
1Thus has paid NN
2for poll tax of year ?
3of Gaius Caesar
4Augustus, silver drachmas sixteen,
5= 16 dr. (hand 2) Ariston, son of Pelaias, I have checked.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4551 man Ariston, son of Pelaias countersigner Ἀρίστων Πελαίου Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Gaius (Caligula) 37 CE 41 CE Reign of Gaius;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 317549
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317549 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0791), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.