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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1014

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1014
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Publication Status unpublished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 173 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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary,
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion) of year 13 of Marc Aurel, paid by Bienchis, son of Petorzmethis and Tisatis, written by the assistant Serenus
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
1ιγ (ἔτους) Παῦνι ι̣̅ζ̣̅ . διέγραψεν Βίηνχις Πετορζμήθου
2μητρὸς Τισατις ὑπὲρ χειρονάξιου ιγ (ἔτους) δρα̣χ̣μὰς [δέκα]
3δύω, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ, διὰ Σερήν̣ο̣υ̣ β̣ο̣η̣θοῦ.
1In year 13, Tybi 17. Thus has paid Bienchis, son of Petorzmethis
2and the mother Tisatis for trade tax of year 13 drachmas twelve,
3 = 12 dr., through the assistant Serenus.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
41885 man Bienchis, son of Petorzmethis and Tisatis pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius 13 Payni 17 173 June 11 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317615
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317615 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1014), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.