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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1438

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1438
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Publication Status unpublished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 192 and 195
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 unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contributions (merismoi)
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Serenos the younger, son of Pachnoubis, and of Mettis Tyrannos, collectors of taxes in money and kind of Elephantine, for the contribution of river police boats and the praisidium and for the ship --- ; with signature of Mettis (Tyrannos).
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σερῆνος νεώτ(ερος) Παχνο̣ύμεως καὶ Μέτις Τύραννος
2πράκ(τορες) ἀργ(υρικῶν) καὶ σιτ(ικῶν) Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν Πρεμψ ̣ι .....
3[-?- ποταμω]νφυλάκιδος καὶ ὑπὲρ πραισιδίου
4 -?- ο̣() καὶ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ πλοίου
5 -?- ̣ ̣  ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
6 -?- ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣σ̣ε̣σημίωμαι
1Serenus the younger, son of Pachnoumis, and Mettius Tyrannus,
2collectors of taxes in money and kind at Elephantine. Thus has paid Premps---
3--- river police boats? and for the praesidium
4--- and --- of the ship
6--- (h. 2) --- I have signed.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26940 man Mettis Tyrannos Μετ(τ)ις Τύραννος Latin



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
192 CE 195 CE date according to tax collector's time of office;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317743
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317743 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1438), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.