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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1120

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1120
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Publication Status unpublished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 75 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at upper and lower right corner

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 right
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 unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Melanthis for laographia of year 7 of Vespasian, paid by Sarapas, son of Zm---
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Σαραπᾶς Ζμ̣ 4-6 ]
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ἑβδόμου ἔτους
3Οὐεσπασειανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
4ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς δεκαέξ,
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ. Μελάνθις ἔγραψα.
6Ἐπεὶφ κ̅ ̣̅ -?-
1Thus has paid Sarapas, son of Zm---,
2for poll tax of the seventh year
3of Vespasian the lord
4silver drachmas sixteen,
5= 16 dr. Melanthis, I have written.
6Epeiph 20(+?).
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13140 man Melanthis (son of Hermodotos) praktor Μελανθις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 07 Epeiph 75 July 15 CE 75 July 23 CE date in text, day incertain;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317637
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317637 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1120), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.