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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1307

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1307
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Publication Status unpublished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
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
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 Melanthis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+4
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
Summary of Content REceipt of Melanthis for laographia of an unknown year of Vespasian
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
x– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
x+1 -?- ̣ ̣ -?-
x+2Οὐεσπασει̣ανοῦ τ̣οῦ κυρίου
x+3month, day ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς δ̣εκαέξ,
x+4(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ. Με̣λάνθις ἔγραψα.
x– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
x+2of Vespasian the lord,
x+3(month, day), silver drachmas sixteen,
x+4= 16 dr. Melanthis, I have written.
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 70 CE 78 CE date according to the collector's time of office;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317717
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317717 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1307), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.