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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 0438

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 0438
Publication Number O.Eleph. DAIK 371
Current Location magazine Assuan
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 500 and 599
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and bottom

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) broken at left and bottom
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting byzantine cursive, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Acknowledgement of debt
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | contract
Summary of Content Contract, acknowledgement of debt
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1- ca.10 - κεραμοπλάστης
2 - ca.9 - Ψεννησίῳ
3 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ἀπΣυήνης χαίρειν
4 -6-7- ἔχειν καὶ χρεωστεῖν
5 -?- πινάκ̣ια Πολυβιανῆς
6 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣εξ γίνεται πινάκια Πολυβιανῆς
7 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ἅ̣περ ἑτοίμως ἔχω πα-
8ρασχεῖν σοι ἐν τῷ μηνὶ Μεσορὴ
9τῆς δευτέρας ἐπινεμή-
10σεως χωρὶς οἱασδήποτε ἀντι-
11λογία̣ς -?-
y -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1NN, the potter
2--- to Psennesis
3--- from Syene, greeting.
4I acknowledge to have received and to owe
5--- bowls(?) of Polybiane
6---- six, = bowls(?) of Polybiane
7--- which I am prepared to give
8back to you in the month Mesore
9of the second indiction
10without any delay
11or ---
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    33625 man Psennesis (el. 371) Ψεννησίῳ pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    500 CE 599 CE palaeographical dating;



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    DatasetID 308963
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 38604
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph.wagner;1;371
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 308963 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 0438), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.