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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1931

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1931
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Publication Status unpublished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 136 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface damaged

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 Palachemis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Iulios Sabinos and associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene through the assistant Palachemis, for poll tax, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis.
Location of Composition Elephantine 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
1Ἰούλιος Σαβεῖνος καὶ οἱ̣ σ̣ὺ̣ν̣ αὐτῷ ἐπιτηρηταὶ
2ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Παλαχήμιος βο̣η̣θοῦ. διέγραψε
3Πετόρζμηθις Πετορζμήθου μητρὸς Θ̣ι̣ν̣π̣ ̣ ̣ ̣?
4ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ιθ (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
5ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς ὀκτώ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. (ἔτους) κ Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος
6τοῦ κυρίου Ἁθὺρ κ̅ε̅. Φαρμ(οῦθι) ι̅α̅ ὁμοίως ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς ἐν-
7νέα (ἡμιωβέλιον), δε̣σ̣(μοφυλάκων) (ἡμιωβέλιον), (δραχμαὶ) θ (ὀβολός).
1Iulius Sabinus and his associate supervisors
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Palachemis. Thus has paid
3Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis and the mother Thinp--- ,
4for poll tax of year 19 of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
5brutto, drachmas eight, = 8 dr. In year 10 of Hadrian Caesar
6the lord, Hathyr 25. On Pharmouthi 11, ditto, brutto, drachmas
7nine 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 9 dr. 1 ob.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13000 man Iulius Sabinus epiteretes Ioulios Sabeinos Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 20 Hathyr 25 135 November 22 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317845
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317845 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1931), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.