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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1240

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1240
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Publication Status unpublished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 128 and 129
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface damaged

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, hand of Sarapion
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Arrius Publianus and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gale of Syene (through the scribe Sarapion) for poll tax and prison guards of year 13 of Hadrian, paid by Phanophis, son of Heriechnoubis ---, with signature of Arrius Publianus.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἄρειος Πουπλιανὸς καὶ ο̣ἱ̣ σ̣ὺ̣ν̣ αυτῶι
2ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήν̣ης. διέγραψ(εν)
3Φανῶφι̣ς̣ Ἑ̣ρ̣ι̣ε̣χ̣ν̣ο̣ύ̣β̣ι̣ο̣ς̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ -?-
4ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τ̣οῦ̣ τρισκαιδε̣κάτου̣ ἔ̣τ̣ους
5Ἁδραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου̣ δραχ(μὰς)
6δέκ̣α ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δ̣ε̣σ̣μ̣ο̣(φυλάκων) (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ι̣ζ̣ (ὀβολός), -?- .
7(2.Η) Ἄρριος Πουπλιανὸς σεσημείωμαι δραχμὰς δέκ̣α̣
8ἑπτὰ ὀβολόν.
1Arrius Publianus and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene. Thus has paid
3Phanophis, son of Heriechnoubis ---
4for poll tax of the thirteenth year
5of Hadrian Caesar the lord, drachmas
6seventeen 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob. ---
7(hd. 2) Arrius Publianus, I have signed for drachmas seven-
8teen and one obol.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13010 man Arrius Publianus epiteretes Areios Pouplianos Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 13 128 CE 129 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317692
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317692 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1240), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.