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Ostr. Oxford Ashm. O. dem. 306

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Ashm. O. dem. 306
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

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]
Finder (= First Purchaser) (unknown)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete
Mounting _x001C__x001C_(non [ostracon])

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) Complete.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Language, additional A (none)
Comments on Text Layout Narrow and unsteady line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, without any margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 71 0
Column Height (in mm) 79 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 71 x 79 0


Text Content

Modern Title account revenues of priests from an Isis temple
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive | Isis cult section
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content List of expenses given to priests from an Isis temple, presumably as their income. The male priests earn together 6 talents, 46 deben, the sole female priestess 130 deben. The not disbursed rest from the available total of 7 talents, 187 deben, 5 kite is 311 deben, 5 kite.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Ethnicity / Multiculturalism Egyptian
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: priestess, as wage earner - Identifier of woman: none (only title mentioned) - Further: income of woman separated after sum of the income of the male priests
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



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