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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1453

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1453
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Publication Status unpublished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 8
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 of Valerion and his associate tax farmers (misthotai) through the scribe Sarapion for trade tax, paid by Zmenpos, son of Harpaesis and Sentitoes?.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene 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
1Οὐαλερίων καὶ οἱ λοιπ(οὶ) μισθ(ωταὶ)
2ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης δι(ὰ) Σαρα-
3πίωνος γραμματέως. διέγραψ(εν)
4Ζμεντπῶς Ἁρπαήσεως
5μητρὸς Σεντιτωουήους χειρω-
6ναξίου β (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ
7τοῦ κυρίου δραχ(μὰς) εἴκοσι
8ὀβολοὺς δύο, Π -?- .
1Valerion and the other tax farmers
2the Sacred gate of Syene, through Sara-
3pion, scribe. Thus has paid
4Zmentpos, son of Harpaesis
5and the mother Sentithoeous, for trade
6tax of year 2 of Hadrian
7the lord, twenty drachmas
8two obols, P--- (month)
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4246 man Sarapion scribe 1 Σαραπίων Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 02 118 April 26 CE 118 June 24 CE date in text, month incertain: Pa[, Pachon or Payni;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317752
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317752 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1453), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.