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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1885

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1885
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Publication Status unpublished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 47 and 48
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 bank clerk Hermodotos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for date palms (akrodrya phoinikonos)
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the bank clerk (cheiristes) Hermodotos for date palms (akrodrya phoinikonos) of the harvest of year 7 of Claudius, paid by NN, son of Petorzmethis, and/on account of NN, son of Demetrios, in year 8 of Claudius
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἑρμόδοτος ὁ π(αρὰ) Κ--- -?-
2χειριστής. διαγεγράφηκεν -?-
3Πατορζμήθεως̣ καὶ/δι(ὰ)? -?-
4Δημητρίου ἀκροδρύων φοινεικῶνος
5ζ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς ἑπτὰ τριόβολ(ον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ζ (τριώβολον). (ἔτους) η Τιβερίου
6Κλαυδίου Καίσαρος Σεβαστοῦ Γερμανικοῦ
7Αὐτοκράτορος month, day.
1Hermodotos, bank clerk of K---
2Has paid ---
3son of Petorzmethis, (and/through?) ---
4of Demetrios, for date palms of palm groves
5of year 7 drachmas seven obols three, = 7 dr. 3 ob. In year 8 of Tiberius
6Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
7Imperator --- (month, day).
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
40455 man ---, son of Demetrios (Caudius) -?- Δημητρίου Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Claudius 08 47 CE 48 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317826
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317826 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1885), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.