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Ostr. London, BM EA 12184

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Collection London, British Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. London, BM EA 12184
Publication Number O.Brit.Mus.Copt. I, 83/4
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]
Type of Discovery purchase
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1878 and 1878
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Chester, Greville John
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Junker, Hermann


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object Coptic
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken off on all sides.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object two-sided
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Unknown amount of text missing probably on the left and at the bottom. The ink is very faded on concave.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Cursive document hand on convex side, concave is very difficult to see.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4+x 2+x
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 36 45+x
Column Height (in mm) 30 18+x
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Text Types
  • scientific
  • scientific | medicine
Summary of Content Numbers and occasions/times are mentioned, and oil - recipe? Prescription?
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ϯ ⲡϣⲟⲣⲡ︦ ⲛ︦ⲥⲟⲡ
2ⲛⲉϩ ⲁ
3ⲃ ⲛ︦ⲥⲟⲡ ⲃ
4 ⲛ︦ⲥⲟⲡ ⲓⲃ
1The first ti(me):
2(...) oil: 1
3(...) second time: 2
4(third) time: 12
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DatasetID 307741
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 82819
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307741 (= Ostr. London, BM EA 12184), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.