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Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59214

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59214
Publication Number SB V 7576
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum
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) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
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
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Simon, James
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 1 and 99
Criteria for Dating palaeography
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, Roman cursive, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Letter from Sennemonis to Hatres
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | private
Summary of Content Letter from Sennemonis to Hatres on business matters
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender Letter from a woman to a man, business partner? employee?
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1⟦Ἁτρῆτι⟧ Σεννεμῶνις Ἁτρῆτι χαίρειν .
2ἄρτων ζεύγη ρκ δι Λώξου
3παραδρόμακες δύο · ἐὰν {ἐὰν} δῶσί
4σοι τειμήν 1 l. τιμήν, πώλησον. ἀσπάζονταί σε
5πάντες. ἔλαβον παρὰ Λώξου (δραχμὰς) ξδ.
6ἀσπάζεταί σε Ἀμμῶνις ὁ μικρός.

1 l. τιμήν
1Sennemonis to Hatres, greetings.
2Receive through Loxos 120 loaves of double bread
3and two mantles; should they give
4you a good price, sell them. Everyone greets you.
5I took from Loxos 64 drachmas.
6The little Ammonis greets you.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
25015 man Ammonis mikros (letter) Ἀμμῶνις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
1 CE 99 CE palaeographical dating;



Reserved Copyright




DatasetID 309113
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 25302
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;5;7576
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309113 (= Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59214), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.