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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 0817

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 0817
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 310
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]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between -6 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

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 documentary, early roman?, regular, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 1
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Dipinto
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • Documentary | Jar Label
Summary of Content Dipinto on a jar, giving the size of the jar? and the date it was delivered?
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text ok date incertain
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἕτους) κδ Ἐπεὶφ κθ (ἑξάχουν)?
1Year 24, Epeiph 29, 6 chooi?
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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
Augustus 24 Epeiph 29 -6 July 23 BCE date in text, ruler incertain;



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DatasetID 308906
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 24278
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 308906 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 0817), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.