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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1874

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1874
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Publication Status unpublished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 119 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, hand of Sarapion I
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakitikon)
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 laographia and desmophylakia of year 3, paid in year 4 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
1Οὐαλερίων̣ καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ μισθ̣ωταὶ ἱερᾶς πὺλ(ης)
2Σοήνης δι(ὰ) Σαραπίωνος γραμματέως. διέγρ[αψ(εν) -6?- ]
3 - ca. 8? - θ? τοῦ Λ ̣ ̣ ̣-?-
4 -ca. 10?- ς λαογραφίας τρίτου ἔτους
5Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς δεκαεπ̣τὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον),
6δεσμο(φυλάκων) (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολόν). (ἔτους) δ
7῾Αδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου̣ Τῦβι δ̅.
1Valerion and the other tax farmers of the Sacred gate
2of Syene, through the scribe Sarapion. Thus has paid ---
3--- of L---
4--- for poll tax of the third year
5of Hadrian the lord, seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob.,
6for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob. In year 4
7of Hadrian the lord, Tybi 4.
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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 04 Tybi 119 December 31 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317818
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317818 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1874), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.