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Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1455

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Collection Paris, Musée National du Louvre
Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1455
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Publication Status unpublished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 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, hand of Petorzmethis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contributions (merismoi)
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the two praktores Valerios Serenos and Palachemis through their assistant Petorzmethis for contributions of year 3 of Marc Aurel and Verus, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and Senpelaia.
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
1Οὐαλέριος Σερῆνος καὶ Παλά-
2χημις̣ οἱ β̅ πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ
3Πετορζμήθου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Πάτσιβτις
4Πετορζμήθου μη̣τρὸς Σενπ̣ε̣λ̣αίας ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ἀνδ(ριάντων) β̅
5καὶ προτόμων β̅ τῶν κ̣υρίων Καισάρων (δραχμὰς) ι
6καὶ ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ οἰκοδομίας σκοπέλων [(τριώβολον) χ(αλκοῦς)] γ. (ἔτους) γ
7Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων
8τῶν κυρίων Θ̣ὼθ η̣.
1Valerius Serenus and Pala-
2chemis, the 2 collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through
3the assistant Petorzmethis. Thus has paid Patsibtis,
4son of Petorzmethis and the mother Senpelaia, for the contribution of 2 statues
5and 2 busts of the lords Caesares 10 dr.,
6and for the contribution for the building of watch towers 3 ob. 3 chalkoi. In year 3
7of Antoninus and Verus Caesares
8the lords, Thoth 8.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4242 man Palachemis praktor Παλαχῆμις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 03 Thoth 08 162 September 5 CE date in text;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 318267
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 318267 (= Ostr. Paris, Louvre OGL 1455), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.