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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0939

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0939
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Publication Status unpublished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 122 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface abraded

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) surface abraded
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 poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Sempronius Celer through the assistant Palachemis for for poll tax and prison guards of year 6 of Hadrian, paid by Bienchis, son of Peeis and Senesentis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene 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
1Σεμπρώνιος̣ Κ̣έλερ καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐ-
2τῷ διὰ Παλαχήμιος. διέγραψε̣ Β̣ίηγχις
3Πεήειτος μητρὸς Σενεσεν̣τι̣ος ὑπ(ὲρ) λαο(γραφίας)
4τοῦ ἕκτου (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καί̣σαρ̣ος
5τοῦ κυρί̣ου δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσ(μοφυλακίας)(ἡμιωβέλιον),
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολόν). Ἐπεὶφ ζ̅.
1Sempronius Celer and his associates,
2through Palachemis. Thus has paid Bienchis,
3son of Peeis and the mother Senesentis, for poll tax
4of the sixth year of Hadrian Caesar
5the lord, seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob.,
6= 17 dr. 1 ob., Epeiph 7.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4269 man Bienchis, son of Peeis and Thinaseptis/Senesentis, daughter of Sansnos Βιῆνχις Πεηειτος Θινασεπτιος, Σενεσέντις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 06 Epeiph 07 122 July 1 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317595
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317595 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 0939), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.