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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1890

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1890
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Publication Status unpublished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 162 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 assistant Pachnoubis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of tax farmer Ulpius Cerealis through the assistant Pachnoubis for poll tax, paid by Peteharoueris, son of Pesouris and the mother Thinnesis? in year 2 of Marc Aurel and Verus.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κερεᾶλις μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς
2πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Πάχνουβις
3βοηθοῦ. διέγρ̣αψεν Πετεαρούηρις Πε̣σ̣ού-
4ρ̣ε̣ως μητρὸς Θινν̣η̣σ̣ις? ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας β (ἔτους) δραχμὰς
5ὀκτώ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. (ἕτους) β Ἀντωνίνου
6καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων τῶν κυρίων
7Σεβαστῶν Μεχεὶρ κζ̅.
8 ὁ̣ α̣ὐτὸς διέγρ̣αψεν ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ αὐτοῦ β (ἔτους) δ̣ρ̣α̣χ̣μὰς
9π̣έντε ὀβολὸν, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ε −, Παχὼν κε̅.
10 ὁ̣ α̣ὐ̣τ̣ὸς δραχμὰς δραχ(μὰς) τέσσαρες, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ.
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene, through Pachnoubis,
3assistant. Has paid Peteharuris, son of Pesu-
4ris and the mother Thinnesis, for poll tax of year 2 drachmas
5eight, = 8 dr. In year 2 of Antoninus
6and Verus Caesares the lords
7Augusti, Mechir 27.
8(2. H.) The same has paid for poll tax of the same 2nd year drachmas
9five obol one, = 5 dr. 1 ob., Pachon 25.
10(1. H.) The same drachmas four, = 4 dr.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13710 man Pachnoumis, son of Petosorsmetis (boethos) Παχνουβις; Pa-Hnm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı-Wsır-ns-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 02 Mecheir 27 162 February 21 CE date in text;



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DatasetID 317830
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317830 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1890), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.