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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1385

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1385
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Publication Status unpublished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 119 and
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 grammateus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats (merismos potamophylakidon)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Sanmous for contribution for river police boats of year 4 of Hadrian, paid by Psenchnoubis, son of Psenchoubis and Thinzmethis, written by the scribe Sarapion.
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
1Σανμοῦς πράκτωρ. δι̣έγραψεν
2Ψένχνουβις Ψενχνούβεως
3μητρὸς Θιζμήθιος ὑπὲρ μερισμ̣ο̣ῦ πο-
4ταμοφυλακίδος δ (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ
5κυρίου ῥυπαρὰν (δραχμὴν) α (πεντώβολον). Σαραπίων γραμματεὺς ἔγραψα.
6Χοιὰκ ι̅η̅.
1Sanmous, tax collector. Thus has paid
2Psenchnoubis, son of Psenchnoubis
3and the mother Thizmethis, for the contribution of
4river police boats of year 4 of Hadrian the
5lord, brutto, 1 dr. 5 ob. Sarapion, scribe, I have written.
6Choiak 18.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
40945 man Psenchnoubis, son of Psenchnoubis and Thizmethis pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 04 Choiak 18 119 December 12 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317728
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317728 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1385), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.