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Ostr. London, BM EA 14173

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Collection London, British Museum
Inventory Number Ostr. London, BM EA 14173
Publication Number CE 85 p. 369-371
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: low
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1876 and 1876
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Chester, Greville John


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object Coptic
Dating between 500 and 699
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken off on all sides except for the upper, where the rim is almost intact.

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) An unknown amount of text is missing on three sides, not on top.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A (none)
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A (none)
Comments on Handwriting Practised, cursive document hand with ligatures and abbreviations.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9+x
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 109
Column Height (in mm) 100


Text Content

Modern Title Account of wheat
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Persons, sometimes together with their professions, and amounts of wheat are enumerated. Petermouthis actuarios? is mentioned
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Basically Greek, with one Coptic Hori.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text first published as Coptic, new ed. in CE 85, 369-371 as Greek.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Christianity
Comment on Religion christian names



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 -?- ρος Να̣ρσ? σίτου (ἀρτάβη) α ̣
2 -?- ϩαρωνχ ἀρχιδιάκονος σίτου (ἀρτάβαι) β
3 -?- Ἰωτ Χαλ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ μέτρα β
4 -?- Πατερμοῦθις ἀκτουά̣ριος σίτου (ἀρτάβαι) ξθ
5 -?- ̣ γ Κοσμᾶ μέτρα ς
6 -?- σί(του) (ἀρτάβαι) ̣ ̣ πορταρήσιος σίτου (ἀρτάβαι) -?-
7 -?- σίτου (ἀρτάβαι) δ
8 -?- σίτου (ἀρτάβαι) ̣
9 -?- ς σίτου (ἀρτάβαι) ̣ μέτρα ̣ -?-
1--- -ros, son of Nars---?, of wheat, art. 1
2--- Horounchios, the archdeacon, of wheat, 2 art.
3--- Iot, son of Chal---, 2 metra
4--- Patermouthis, the actuarios, of wheat 69 art.
5--- 3 Kosmas 6 metra
6--- of wheat ? art. the portarensis, of wheat ---
7--- of wheat 4 art.
8--- of wheat ? art.
9--- of wheat ? art., ? metra
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
30710 man ---ros , son of Nars---? (byz. account) ---ρος Να̣ρσ? Coptic



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
500 CE 699 CE palaeographical dating;



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DatasetID 309346
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 82845
Author Andrea Hasznos, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309346 (= Ostr. London, BM EA 14173), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos, Ruth Duttenhöfer.