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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1477 + 1494

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1477 + 1494
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Publication Status unpublished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 73 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation 2 fragments joined

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
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 trade tax (cheironaxion) of linen weavers
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Melanthis for trade tax of linen weavers of the 5th year of Vespasian, with signature of Melanthis, paid by Pachompareothes, son of Pachomphibis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Παχομπαρεώθη̣ς̣
2Παχομφῖβις 1l. Παχομφίβεως ὑπὲρ χιρωναξίου 2l. χειρωναξίου λινυφῶν παστοφόρων
3πέμπτου ἔτους Οὐεσπασιανο̣ῦ̣
4τοῦ κυρίου Παῦνι γ̅ ἀργυρίου
5δραχμὰς δεκαδύω, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ.
6Μελάνθις ἔγραψα.

1 l. Παχομφίβεως
2 l. χειρωναξίου
1Thus has paid Pachompareothes,
2son of Pachomphibis, for trade tax for weaver pastophoroi
3of the fifth year of Vespasian
4the lord, Payni 3, silver
5drachmas twelve, = 12 dr.
6Melanthis, I have written.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13140 man Melanthis (son of Hermodotos) praktor Μελανθις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 05 Payni 03 73 May 28 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317766
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317766 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1477 + 1494), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.