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Ostr. London, BM EA 41624

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Collection London, British Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. London, BM EA 41624
Publication Number O. Brit. Mus. Copt. 1, 145/19
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]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1905 and 1905
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Evans, John
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken off probably on all sides, maybe not on top.

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) Unknown amount of text is missing at the end of lines. The ink is quite well preserved.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Practised document hand, trema and superlinear stroke occasionally used.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 12
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 83
Column Height (in mm) 98


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Letter from Johannes to Phoibammon, asking him to pay a third of solidus to Isak.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ϯ ⲓⲱⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ ⲭⲱⲣⲉ
2ⲛϣⲓⲛⲉ ⲛⲡⲫⲟⲓⲃⲁⲙⲱⲛ
3ϩⲁⲙⲟⲓ̈ ⲧⲟⲛⲁⲓϫ
4ⲓⲡ̣ ⲛⲅⲡⲗⲟⲩ ⲅ· ϩⲟⲗⲟⲕ,ϩⲟⲗⲟⲕⲟⲧⲧⲓⲛⲟⲥ
5ⲉⲓⲥⲁⲕ ⲛ︦ⲧⲁⲛϥ︦ ⲙⲡⲁⲡ
6ⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲕϣ
7ⲏⲗⲓⲁ ϫⲟⲟⲩ ⲡⲡⲛ
8ⲉϩⲛ︦ⲛⲁⲓ̈ ⲁⲩⲱ
9ϫⲓⲥ ⲛⲉⲓⲱⲁⲛ
1Ioannes hastens
2to greet Phoib(amon)
4...you will pay a third of a solidus
5to Isak, that I may take it to (Pap)
6noute, and if you (...)
7Elia to send the (...)
8I am willing. And
9tell Ioan-
11to decide (?)
12about it.
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
15220 man Elias ⲏⲗⲓⲁ Coptic



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DatasetID 308354
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 82856
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 308354 (= Ostr. London, BM EA 41624), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.