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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1004

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1004
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Publication Status unpublished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 140 and 143
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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 left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of O.Eleph. DAIK 58
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for custom duties for empty jars
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for customs duties for empty jars, issued in the name of the tax farmers Herakleides and Isidoros, through the scribe Dioskoras
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἡρακλείδης καὶ Ἰσιδῶρος μισθωταὶ
2ἱερᾶς πύλ(ης) Σοήνης δι Διοσκορᾶτος
3 - ca. 8- ιανοῦ καὶ Διδύμου
4 -?- πεντη(κοστῆς) λι̣μένος Σοήνης Παχνου-
5βι -?- χαίρειν. ἀπέσχομεν παρὰ σοῦ
6τὸ γινό(μενον) τέλος κούφων λαγύνων Ἀ̅.
7(ἔτους) ̣ Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
8 -?-
1Herakleides and Isidoros, tax farmers
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Dioskoras
3 --- for? -ianos and Didymos,
4supervisors?/farmers? of the 2% duty of the harbour of Syene, to Pachnoubis,
5---, greeting. We have recieved from you
6the proper tax for 1000 empty jars.
7In year ? of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
8--- (month, day).
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
18485 man Dioskoras (scribe for customs officers) Διοσκορᾶς Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 140 CE 143 CE date according to tax collector's time of office;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317612
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317612 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1004), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.