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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0878

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0878
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Publication Status unpublished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 111 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

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 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion) of linen weavers of Elephantine
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the scribe Leon for cheironaxion of linen weavers of Elephantine, for year 14 of Trajan, paid by Peeis, son of Bienchis and Senzmethis, with signature of Gellius Capito, through his scribe Pachompretis, son of Ammonas.
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
1διέγραψεν Πεήεις Βιήγχεως
2μητρὸς Σενζμήθεως
3χειρωναξίου λινουφῶν ἰδιώτων ιδ (ἔτους) ἀργρυρίου
4δραχμὰς ὀκτώι 1l. ὀκτώ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η, διὰ Λέοντος γραμματέως.
5(ἔτους) ιε Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
6Θώθ κ̣̅ζ̅.
7 Γέλλι̣ος Καπίτων σεσημίομι 2l. σεσημείωμαιδι Παχομ-
8π̣ρήτιος Ἀμμονᾶτος 3l. Ἀμμωνᾶτος γραμματέως δραχμαὶ ὀκτό 4l. ὀκτώ,
9(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η.

1 l. ὀκτώ
2 l. σεσημείωμαι
3 l. Ἀμμωνᾶτος
4 l. ὀκτώ
1Thus has paid Peeis, son of Bienchis
2and the mother Senzmethis,
3for trade tax of laymen linen weavers, of year 14 silver
4drachmas eight, = 8 dr., through Leon, scribe.
5In year 15 of Trajan Caesar the lord,
6Thoth 27.
7(h. 2) Gellius Capito, I have signed through Pachom-
8pretis, son of Ammonas, scribe, eight drachmas,
9= 8 dr.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
16170 man Gellius Capito, collector Γελλιος Καπιτων Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 15 Thoth 27 111 September 25 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317568
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317568 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0878), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.