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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1424

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1424
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Publication Status unpublished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 118 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Sarapion 1
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for trade tax of year 20 of Trajan, paid by Peeis, son of Bienchis in year 2 of Hadrian, signed by the scribe Sarapion.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πε̣ή̣εις Βιήν-
2χεως χειρωναξίου
3κ (ἔτους) τοῦ καὶ α (ἔτους) Ἁ̣δριανοῦ
4τοῦ κυρίου δραχ(μὰς) ὀκτώ,
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. (ἔτους) β Ἁδριανοῦ
6τοῦ κυρίου Μεχ(εὶρ) -?-.
7δι Σαραπίωνος. vac.
1Thus has paid Peeis, son of Bienchis,
2for trade tax
3of year 20 and 1 of Hadrian
4the lord, eight drachmas,
5= 8 dr. In year 2 of Hadrian
6the lord, Mechir ---,
7through Sarapion.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
40310 man Peeis, son of Bienchis (and Thinzmethis) Πεήεις Βιήνχεως pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 02 Mecheir 118 January 26 CE 118 February 24 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317738
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317738 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1424), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.