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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1441

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1441
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Publication Status unpublished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 72 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 Melanthis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Melanthis for laographia of year 4 of Vespasian, paid by Alex---, signed by Melanthis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1δ̣ι̣έ̣γραψεν Ἀλ̣εξ̣̣ -ca. 9-
2ὑ̣π̣ὲρ λ̣αο̣γραφίας τετά̣ρτου ἔτους
3Οὐ̣ε̣σ̣πασεια̣νοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
4Παχὼν ι̅ϛ̅ ἀργυ(ρίου) δραχ(μὰς)
5δεκαέ̣ξ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ. Μελάνθις
6Ἑρμ̣οδότου ἔγραψα.
1Thus has paid Alex---
2for poll tax of the fourth year
3of Vespasian the lord,
4Pachon 16, silver drachmas
5sixteen, = 16 dr. Melanthis,
6son of Hermodotos, I have written.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
40925 man Alex--- (Vespasian, taxpayer) Ἀλ̣εξ̣̣ - Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 04 Pachons 16 72 May 11 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317744
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317744 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1441), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.