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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1109

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1109
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Publication Status unpublished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 70 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 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for poll tax of year 2 of Vespasian, paid by Zemnichnoubis, son of Ammonios, with signature of Pelaias, son of Ammonios
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
2Ζμενιχνούβεος 1l. Ζμενίχνουβις
3Ἀμμωνίου ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας
4β (ἔτους) Αὐτοκράτορος Οὐεσπασιανοῦ
5Μεσορηι 2l. Μεσορη β̅ τὰς λοιπὰς
6δραχμὰς ὀκτώι 3l. ὀκτώ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ.
7Πελαίας Ἀμμωνί-
8ου ἔγραψε.

1 l. Ζμενίχνουβις
2 l. Μεσορη
3 l. ὀκτώ
1Thus has paid
3son of Ammonios, for poll tax
4of year 2 of Imperator Vespasian
5Mesore 2, the remaining
6drachmas eight, = 16 dr.
7Pelaias, son of Ammonios,
8I have written.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13350 man Pelaias Ammoniou, scribe Pelaias Ammoniou*** Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 02 Mesore 02 70 July 26 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317630
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317630 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1109), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.