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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 2260

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 2260
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Publication Status unpublished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 140 and 141
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
State of Preservation (Text) surface abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary,
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Valerios Marion and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Pachompsachis, for unknown tax, in year 4 of Antoninus the lord.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Μαρ̣ίων καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτ̣ῶι
2ἐ̣π̣ι̣τ̣ηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς π̣ύ̣λ̣ης Σ̣ο̣ὴνης δ̣ι̣ὰ̣ Π̣α̣χ̣ο̣μ̣-
3ψαχις̣ βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν ....
4 -?- ὑπ(ὲρ) -?-
5 -?- ὀβολ(οὺς) δ̣ύ̣ο̣
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) -?-
7 Ἁδριαν... δραχ(μὰς) τεσ-
8σαρες -?-
9(ἔτους) δ Ἀντω̣νείνου
10Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
11.... ι̅ε̅.
1Valerius Marion and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Pachom-
3psachis, assistant. Has paid ---
4--- for ---
5--- obols two,
6 = dr. ---
7Hadrian-? (month?) drachmas
8four ---
9In year 4 of Antoninus
10Caesar the lord
11(month?) 15.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12740 man Pachompsachis scribe Παχομψᾶχις boethos Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 04 15 140 CE 141 CE date in text;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317884
last Change 15.08.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317884 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 2260), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.