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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1957

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1957
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Publication Status unpublished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 118 and
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, scribe Sarapion
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for river police boats (merismos potamophylakidon)
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Sanmous for contribution for river police boats of year 2 of Hadrian, paid by two persons; written by the scribe Sarapion.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σανμοῦς πράκτωρ. δ̣ιέγραψεν -?-
2ησις καὶ Πετ -?-
3ἀμφότεροι Παλα ̣ -?-
4κου̣δ̣ι̣α̣β̣αυτ? ὑπ(ὲρ) μερισμ(οῦ) ποταμοφυλ(ακίδος)
5β (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ̣ τοῦ κυρίου ἀργ(υρίου)
6(δραχμὴν) α (τετρώβολον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) --- . Σαρ(απίων) γρ(αμματεὺς) ἔγρ(αψα)
7Φαμενὼθ ̅ ̣ -?-
1Sanmous, tax collector. Thus has paid ---
2esis and Pet---,
3both sons of Pala---
4---? for the contribution of river police boats
5of year 2 of Hadrian the lord, silver
61 dr. 4 ob., = dr. ---. Sarapion, scribe, I have written.
7Phamenoth ?.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4776 man Sanmous praktor Σανμοῦς pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 02 Phamenoth 118 February 25 CE 118 March 26 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317856
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317856 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1957), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.