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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1576

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1576
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Publication Status unpublished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 left and 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 left and right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, Sarapion 1
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
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 of the Sacred Gate of Syene through the scribe Sarapion, for survey tax for date groves (geometria phoinikonos), paid by Petorzmethis, son of Psan---, in year 3 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλερίων καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ μισθωταὶ ἱερᾶς
2πύλης Σοήνης δι Σαραπίωνος
3γρ(αμματέως). διέγραψ(εν) Πετόρζμηθις Ψ̣αν̣ -?-
4 -11-13- γεομ(ετρίας) φοινικῶνος
5γενή(ματος) β (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος
6τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς ὀκτὼι 1l. ὀκτώ ὀβ̣ολ(οὺς)
7δύο ἡμιωβέλ(ιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η (διώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) γ̣ Ἁδριανοῦ
8Καίσαρος τοῦ κυ̣ρ̣ί̣ο̣υ̣ Τῦβι α̅.

1 l. ὀκτώ
1Valerion and the other tax farmers of the Sacred
2gate of Syene, through Sarapion,
3scribe. Thus has paid Petorzmethis, son of Psan---
4--- for survey tax for date groves
5of the harvest of year 2 of Hadrian Caesar
6the lord, drachmas eight obols
7two and a half, = 8 dr 2 1/2 ob. In year 3 of Hadrian
8Caesar the lord, Tybi 1.
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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
Trajan 03 Tybi 01 118 September 27 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317791
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317791 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1576), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.