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Ostr. Berlin P. 12254

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12254
Publication Number ined.
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory 1963 available; 2014 available
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished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) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 110 mm | 172 mm | 8 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken off on the left-hand side, chipped off on the upper, right, and bottom sides.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) slightly rubbed off in the middle
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting A practised document hand with well readable writing, with some ligatures. Superlinear strokes are mostly used, trema is not, or rubbed off.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 170
Column Height (in mm) 106


Text Content

Ancient Author of Text Job
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content The sender is Job, the addressee is Teulogia, or NN daughter of Teulogia, the holy (ⲧⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ).
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Woman Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ϯ ϩⲙ︦ⲡⲁϣⲟⲣⲡ ⲙⲏⲛ ⲛ︦ϣⲁϫⲉ
2ϯϣⲓⲛⲉ ⲉⲛⲙⲉⲣⲁⲧⲉ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ ⲉⲙⲁⲧⲉ
3ⲉⲙⲁⲧⲉ ϩⲙ︦ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲭⲁⲓⲣⲉⲧⲉ ⲁⲩⲱ ϯϣⲓⲛⲉ
4ⲛⲓⲙ ⲉϥⲇⲓⲁⲫⲩⲟⲓⲉ ⲉⲣⲱⲧⲛ︦ ⲕⲁⲧⲁⲛⲉⲩⲣⲁⲛ
5ⲟⲕⲛ︦ⲣ︦ⲡⲙⲉⲩⲉ ⲁⲓϫⲟⲟⲩϥ ⲛⲏⲧⲛ︦
6ϫⲉ ⲟⲩ ⲉϫⲱⲟⲛ ⲡⲉ ⲉⲧⲉⲛⲉⲓ ⲛⲉⲙⲏⲧⲛ︦
7ϥⲧⲟⲟⲩⲉ ⲛ︦ϣⲱⲡⲉⲡⲟϣⲟⲩ ⲉϫⲱ ⲙⲛ︦ⲧⲁⲧⲏⲣⲟⲩ
8ⲓ ϩⲙ︦ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲧⲁⲁⲥ ⲛ︦ⲧⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ ⲧ
9ⲧⲉⲩⲗⲟⲅⲓⲁ ϩⲓⲧⲛ ⲡⲓⲉⲗⲁⲭ,ⲡⲓⲉⲗⲁⲭⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲓⲱⲃ ϯ
1Before all my words,
2I am greeting the beloved very very holy
3In the Lord, greetings to you (plural) and I am greeting
4everyone who is connected to you (plural), by name.
5... think. I sent it (or him) to you (plural)
6for it is a ...
7four cucumbers (?) to share with you (feminin) ...
8... in the Lord, give this (the letter) to the holy one, ...
9Teulogia, from the most humble Job.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
2470 man Job ⲓⲱⲃ Coptic







DatasetID 100163
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100163 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12254), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos.