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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 2095

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 2095
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Publication Status unpublished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 117 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface damaged

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave (inside)
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 Sarapion grammateus
  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 none
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 Phanophis, son of Heriechnoubis; written by the scribe Sarapion.
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
1Σανμοῦς πράκτωρ.
2διέγραψεν Φανῶφις
4ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ποταμοφυλακίδoς
5β (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ
6κυρίου ἀργυρίου (δραχμὴν) α (τετρώβολον),
7Τῦβ(ι) ι̅δ̅. Σαραπίων γραμματεὺς ἔγραψα.
1Sanmous, tax collector.
2Thus has paid Phanophis,
3son of Heriechnoubis,
4for the contribution of river police boats
5of year 2 of Hadrian the
6lord, 1 silver dr. 4 ob.,
7Tybi i4. Sarapion, scribe, I have written.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
24255 man Phanophis, son of Heriechnoubis (and Tisatis) Φανῶφις Ἑριεχνούβιος* Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 02 Tybi 14 117 December 30 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317872
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317872 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 2095), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.