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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0896

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0896
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Publication Status unpublished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 114 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 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content REceipt of Apion (supplied from parallel OGL 896) and Apollonios and Ariston, through Palachemis, for survey tax on palm groves of year 17 of Trajan, paid by Petorzmethis alias strabos, son of Bienchis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀπίων καὶ Ἀπολλώνιος καὶ Ἀρίστων διὰ Παλαχμιος.
2διέγραψε Πετόρζμηθις Βιήγχεως στραβὸς
3ὑπὲρ γεομετρίας φοινικώνων γενήματος ιζ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ
4δραχμὰς ἑπτὰ (ὀβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ζ (ὀβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον).
5(ἔτους) ιη Τραιανοῦ Ἀρίστου τοῦ κυρίου̣
6Ἁθὺρ̣ κ.
1Apion and Apollonios and Ariston, through Palachemis.
2Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Bienchis, Strabos (cross-eyed),
3for survey tax of date groves of the harvest of year 17 of Trajan
4seven drachmas 1 1/2 ob., = 7 dr. 1 1/2 ob.
5In year 18 of Traianus Optimus the lord,
6Hathyr 20.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
28535 man Apion, collector? Ἀπίων pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 18 Hathyr 20 114 November 16 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317578
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317578 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0896), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.