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Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Copt. Inscr. 137

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Copt. Inscr. 137
Publication Number O.Crum ST 91
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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex/concave (outside/inside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) The text is complete on this pottery ostracon, however, the ink is rubbed off & faded in several places.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Inside (concave): practised document hand with some ligatures; superlinear strokes are used, trema only in the word "write" Outside: seems to be unrelated, and a different, less practised hand
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 2 7
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Ancient Archives private archive | Patermouthis
Ancient Author of Text Djenamone
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | dept instrument
Summary of Content Djenamone and Tsia are acknowledging to owe 6 mats to Princeps son of Pelagios.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender senders women, scribe is Makarios



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ϫⲉⲛⲁⲙⲟⲛⲉ ⲙⲛ︦ⲧⲥⲓⲁ ⲉⲧⲥϩⲁⲓ̈ ⲙ︦ⲡⲣⲓⲅⲅⲓⲡⲟⲥ ⲡϣⲓ
2ⲡⲉⲗⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲧⲛ︦ⲭⲣⲉⲱⲥⲧⲓ ⲛⲁⲕ ⲛ︦ⲥⲉ ⲛ︦ⲛⲟϭ ⲛ︦
3ⲧⲙⲏ· ⲡⲛⲱ ⲉⲧⲕ︦ⲛⲁϫⲛⲟⲩⲛ ⲉⲣⲟⲟⲩ ⲕⲱ
4ⲛ︦ϩⲉⲧⲟⲓⲙⲟⲥ ⲉϣⲓⲧ⳿ ⲡⲓⲧⲕ︦ⲟⲩⲟϣϥ︦ ⲛ︦ϩⲏ
5ⲧⲛ︦ ⲭⲱⲣⲓⲥ ⲗⲟⲟⲩ ⲛ︦ⲁⲛϯⲗⲟⲅⲓⲁ
6ⳁ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲇⲓⲟⲥ
7ⲁⲓ̈ⲥϩⲁⲓ̈ ϯⲃ︦ⲗϫⲉ
1ⳁⲁⲃⲣϩ︦ⲁⲙ ⲡⲁⲥⲙⲏⲧ
1Djenamone and Tsia are writing to Princeps son of
2Pelagios: we owe you six large
3mats. The hour when you ask us about them, you (should be: we) are
4prepared to ...?...1probably something like "give you back... what you want from
5from us without dispute.
6I, Makarios son of Dios,
7have written this ostracon.

1 probably something like "give you back...
1These two lines do not make much sense, seem to be from a different hand.

1 These two lines do not make much sense, seem to be from a different hand.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13100 woman Djenamone ϫⲉⲛⲁⲙⲟⲛⲉ Coptic



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DatasetID 308349
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 83494
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 308349 (= Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Copt. Inscr. 137), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.