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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1602

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1602
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 163
Current Location magazine
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 archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Excavation team Elephantine, German Archaeological Institute Cairo and Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 300 and 700
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation right upper corner broken off

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting beginners hand in a school text, byzantine same hand as O.Eleph. DAIK 164
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Writing exercise, school text
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • scientific
  • scientific | writing exercise
Summary of Content Writing exercise, letters
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion unknown
Comment on Religion Christogramm



Transcription Translation Pictures
1☧ ω υ π μ θ δ
2 ψ τ ο λ η γ
3 χ ς ξ κ ζ β
4 φ ρ ν ι ε α
5☧ α ω ε υ ι π
6 β ψ ζ τ κ ο
7 γ χ η σ λ ξ
8 δ φ θ ρ μ ν
DAIK 1602_S1_001
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8060 not applicable (No persons mentioned in the [preserved] text) (No persons mentỈoned Ỉn the [preserved] text) (none)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
300 CE 700 CE palaeographical dating;



DAIK 1602_S1_001
Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 308778
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 34296
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;163
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 308778 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 1602), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.