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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2464

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2464
Publication Number P.Bingen 98
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 100 and 199
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 documentary, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8+y
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning a quarry
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Letter to a stone cutter concerning the dealings in a quarry
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 8. l. 7 very incertain
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 -?- ̣ησι τῷ λαξῶι
2 -?- ἔχειν λίθους
3 -?- νους ἐν τῇ λατομίᾳ
4 -?- πέμψον μοι φάσιν
5 -?- ρῳ καὶ εἰ δύνῃ ἐξελ-
6θεῖν -?- συνθεῖναι αὐτοὺς
7 -?- σωσι καὶ τὰς̣ νεω-
8 -?- ἕ̣ως α̅ ἐπαγομένων 1ed. ἕως λ̅ εἴπομεν
8+y-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

1 ed. ἕως λ̅ εἴπομεν
1--- to -esis, the stone cutter
2--- have stones
3--- in the quarry
4--- send to me news
5--- and, if you can, come out
6--- put them together
7--- they --- and the younger ones?
8--- until the first of the epagomenai
8+y- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
DAIK 2464_S1_001
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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
100 CE 199 CE palaeographical dating;



DAIK 2464_S1_001
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DatasetID 309089
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 78066
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.bingen;;98
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309089 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 2464), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.