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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1403

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1403
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Publication Status unpublished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 146 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of ammonios, scribe of Papremithes and Bienchis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Papremithes and Bienchis, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine through the assistant Ammonios, for merismos of year 10 of Antoninus, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Petesouchos and Senpetorzmethis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Παπρεμίθης καὶ Βίηνχις πράκτορες
2ἀργ(υρικῶν) Ἐλεφαντίνης δι᾿ Ἀμμωνίου βοη̣θοῦ.
3διέ(γραψεν) Πετόρζμηθις Πετεσούχου
4μητ(ρὸς) Θινπ̣ετορζμήθιος μερισ̣μ(ὸν)
5ι (ἔτους) Ἀντω̣νίνου Καίσαρος
6τοῦ κυρίου δρ̣αχμὰς τέσσαρας
7(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ, Θωθ̣ ι̅
1Papremithes and Bienchis, collectors
2of money taxes at Elephantine, through the assistant Ammonios.
3Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Petesouchos
4and the mother Thinpetorzmethis, the contribution
5of year 10 of Antoninus Caesar
6the lord, four drachmas,
7= 4 dr., Thoth 10.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12880 man Bienchis praktor Bienchis Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 10 Thoth 10 146 September 7 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317732
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317732 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1403), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.