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Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59236

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59236
Publication Number SB V 7598
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 find (unspecified)
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 -199 and -1
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title account of money
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Account of money, perhaps for a loan and interest per month
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Φαῶφι ε -?-
2ἐπὶ τῶι κο ̣ -?-
3(δραχμὰς) β (τριώβολον)· ἄλλην (δραχμὴν) α (ἡμιωβέλιον)
4τὸ πᾶν (δραχμαὶ) γ (ὀβολοὶ) γ (ἡμιωβέλιον)
5τόκος ἕως τοῦ Παῦνι Ἐπεὶφ
6μηνῶν ι (δραχμαὶ) α (ὀβολοὶ) β (ἡμιωβέλιον) (δίχαλκον)
7τὸ πᾶν (δραχμαὶ) ε (δίχαλκον)
1Phaophi 5 [---]
2in/for the ko[?---]
32 dr. 3 ob.; another 1 dr. [1/2 ob.]
4in total 3 dr. 3 ob. 1/2 ob.
5interest until (crossed out: Payni) Epeiph
6for 10 months 1 dr. 2 ob. 1/2 ob. 1/4 ob.
7in total 5 dr. 1/4 ob.
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
-199 BCE -1 BCE palaeographical dating;




DatasetID 309134
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 6239
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;5;7598
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309134 (= Ostr. Cairo EM JdE 59236), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.