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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1317

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1317
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Publication Status unpublished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 161 and 162
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and bottom

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 left and bottom
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachnoubis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9+y
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for unknown tax
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Pachnoubis, for an unknown tax, paid by NN, son of NN and Thinpetorzmethis.
Location of Composition Elephantine 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
1Οὔλπιος Κερ̣εᾶλις
2μισθ(ωτὴς) ἱερᾶς πύλ̣ης Σοήνης
3διὰ Παχνούβιος βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
4 -?- μη̣τρὸς Θινπετορ-
5ζμήθ(ου) ὑπ(ὲρ) -?- δραχμὰς τέσσαρες
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ. (ἔτους) ? ̣ Αὐτοκράτορος
7Καίσαρος Μάρκου Αὐρ̣ηλίου
8Ἀντωνίνου Σεβαστου
9καὶ Αὐτοκράτορος Καίσαρ̣ος̣
y– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
1Ulpius Cerealis,
2tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
3through Pachnoubis, assistant. Has paid
4---, son of --- and the mother Thinpetor-
5zmethis, for --- drachmas four,
6= 4 dr. In year ? of Imperator
7Caesar Marcus Aurelius
8Antoninus Augustus
9and Imperator Caesar
y– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13710 man Pachnoumis, son of Petosorsmetis (boethos) Παχνουβις; Pa-Hnm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı-Wsır-ns-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 02 161 CE 162 CE ;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317720
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317720 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1317), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.