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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1879

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1879
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Publication Status unpublished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 155 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

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 Ammonios I
  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 (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the tax farmer Stlaccius through his assistant Ammonios for the survey tax on palm groves for the harvest of year 17 of Antoninus, paid by Onnophris, the prophet; second payment by the same person for the fifth of year 16; dated in year 18 of Antoninus.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)
Comment on Religion titel prophetes



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Στλάκκιος μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ
2Ἀμμωνίου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Ὀν-
3νῶφρις προφητὴς ὑπὲρ γεομετρί-
4ας φοινεικώνων γενήματος ιζ (ἔτους)
5ἀπὸ (δραχμῶν) ιβ δραχμὰς τέσερες τετρώβολον, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ (τετρώβολον).
6ὁμοίως (δεύτερον) (πέμπτον) ιϛ (ἔτους) χαλκίνην. (ἔτους) ι̅η̅
7Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος του κυρίου
8Παχων κ̅γ̅.
1Stlaccius, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through
2the assistant Ammonios. Thus has paid
3Onnophris, the prophet, for the survey tax
4for palm groves of the harvest of year 17,
5of 12 dr., four drachmas four obols, = 4 dr. 4 ob.
6ditto, for the second fifth of year 16, 1 chalkine. In year 18
7of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
8Pachon 23.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12570 man Ammonios I scribe Αμμωνιος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 18 Pachons 23 155 May 18 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317820
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317820 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1879), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.