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Ostr. Cairo SB Kopt. JdE 68678

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Inventory Number Ostr. Cairo SB Kopt. JdE 68678
Publication Number SB Kopt. 2 838
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: medium
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: medium
Finder (= First Purchaser) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
Certainty: medium
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 500 and 700
Range of Preservation incomplete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex/concave (outside/inside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The text is but fragmetarily preserved, lower part of the ostracon is missing.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Practised document hand.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6+x 6+x
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Ostracon with text on both sides. Only a vague interpretation of the texts can be gained as both sides are fragmentary. Concave: Philamon the sailor from Elephantine addresses Tsaoua from Tape (Ape? = Luxor), and a textile (head-cloth material, linen? phakiarion) and an item of copper are mentioned. Convex: Maria, mother of (possibly the same) Tsaoua is greeted, then Tsaoua, her daughter (name lost), Psosh, and someone`s brother (name lost). Injunction to give something.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender Woman is addressee, the sender (man) gets her some linen, greets further women as well



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ϯ ⲫⲓⲗⲁⲙⲱⲛ ⲡⲛⲉϥ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲡⲣⲱⲙ ⲛ︦ⲓ̈ⲏⲃ
2ϣⲓⲛⲉ ⲉⲥⲁⲟⲩⲁ ⲧⲣⲱⲙ ⲧⲁⲡⲉ
3ⲛ︦ⲧⲁⲉⲓⲫⲁⲕⲓⲁⲣⲓⲟⲛ ⲛⲉ
1ϯϣⲓⲛⲉ ⲉⲙⲁⲣⲓⲁ ⲕⲁⲗⲱⲥ ⲧⲙⲱ ⲛ︦ⲧⲥⲁⲩⲁ ϯϣ
2ⲓⲛⲉ ⲉⲧⲥⲁⲩⲁ ⲙⲛ︦ ⲧⲉⲥϣⲉⲉⲣⲉ
3ⲡⲥⲱϣ ⲙⲛ︦ ⲡⲉⲥⲥⲟⲛ ⲥ
4ϯ ⲡⲉϫⲟⲩⲱⲧ ...
1Philamon the sailor from Elephantine
2greets Tsaoua from Tape
3(...) which I (...) head-cloth material (linen) for you (s.2.fem.)
4(...) of copper
5(...) which will
1I greet Maria well, the mother of Tsaoua, I
2greet Tsaua and her daughter (...)
3Psosh and brother S(...)
4give the twenty(...)

Places (read out from edition)
  • ⲓ̈ⲏⲃ (places.xml#s3)
  • ⲧⲁⲡⲉ (places.xml#s148)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    16895 woman Maria B ⲙⲁⲣⲓⲁ Coptic




    DatasetID 309357
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 85257
    Author Andrea Hasznos
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 309357 (= Ostr. Cairo SB Kopt. JdE 68678), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.