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Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Copt. Inscr. 492

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Inventory Number Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Copt. Inscr. 492
Publication Number O. Crum VC 119
Current Location Oxford Ashmolean Museum
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: low
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex/concave (outside/inside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Scratches and natural wear in some places make it difficult to see letters, but otherwise the writing is well preserved.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting A practised and relatively orderly document hand with some ligatures, trema is used as well as superlinear strokes.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 24 9
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content List of objects left in pawn, indicating their value/the money given for them, and their owner. With witnesses.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ⳁ ⲡⲗⲟⲅⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲛⲥⲕⲏⲩⲉ
2ⲟⲩϩⲟⲓ̈ⲧⲉ ⲛ︦ⲕⲱⲕⲏⲥ
3ⲉⲥϫⲓ̈ ⲭⲉⲣⲓ̈ⲥ ⲥⲛⲁⲩ ⲛ︦ⲧⲉⲣ,ⲧⲣⲓⲙⲏⲥⲓⲟⲛ
4ϩⲁⲣⲟⲥ ⲛⲁⲕⲁⲕⲱ
5ϯ ⲥⲛⲧⲉ ⲛ︦ϩⲟⲓ̈ⲧⲉ ⲛ︦ⲥϩⲓⲙⲉ
6ⲟⲩⲕⲱⲕⲏⲥ ⲙⲛⲟⲩⲃⲣⲏⲉⲓ̈
7ⲛⲉ ϩⲁⲥⲛⲁⲩ ⲛ︦ⲧⲉⲣ,ⲧⲣⲓⲙⲏⲥⲓⲟⲛ ⲛⲁⲓ ⲥⲉⲛⲁ
8ⲣⲙⲧⲥⲁⲩϩⲥ ϯ
9ⲧϩⲟⲓ̈ⲧⲉ ⲛ︦ⲉϩⲟⲟⲩⲧ ⲙⲛ︦ⲧⲗⲱⲧⲏⲝ
10ⲛⲉϩⲟⲟⲩⲧ ⲛⲁⲫⲏⲩ ϩⲁⲟⲩⲧⲉⲣ,ⲧⲣⲓⲙⲏⲥⲓⲟⲛ
11ⲥⲛⲁⲩ ⲛ︦ⲕⲁⲗⲕⲓ̈ⲗ ⲛ︦ϩⲟⲙⲛ︦ⲧ
12ϩⲁⲟⲩⲧⲉⲣ,ⲧⲣⲓⲙⲏⲥⲓⲟⲛ ⲟⲩϩⲟⲓⲧⲉ ⲛ︦ⲕⲟⲕⲏⲥ
13ⲉⲥϫⲓ ⲭⲉⲣⲓⲥ ϩⲁⲕⲉⲧⲉⲣ,ⲧⲣⲓⲙⲏⲥⲓⲟⲛϯ ⲥⲁⲩ ⲛ︦ⲗⲓⲕⲛⲉ
14ⲟⲩⲁⲕⲟⲗⲧⲉ ⲛϩⲓ̈ ⲧⲁⲡϣⲏⲣⲉ ⲛ︦ⲇⲁⲩⲉⲓⲇ ⲛ︦
15ϩⲁⲧⲁⲡⲏ ⲉⲥⲟⲩⲏϩ ϩⲁⲟⲩⲡⲏϣ︦ ⲧⲉⲣ,ⲧⲣⲓⲙⲏⲥⲓⲟⲛ
16ⲛⲁⲓ ⲧⲏⲣⲟⲩ ⲛ︦ⲧⲁⲓ̈ⲧⲁⲁⲩ ⲛⲏ ϩⲁⲛⲉ
17ϩⲱ ⲙⲉⲣⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲧⲁⲡϯⲙⲉ ⲧⲁⲁⲩ ⲛⲏ
18ⲛ︦ⲧⲱ ⲉⲧⲱ ⲛ︦ⲡⲉⲩϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲛⲧⲉϫⲓ
19ⲙⲏⲥⲉ ϩⲁⲣⲟⲟⲩ ⲛ︦ⲧⲉⲣ ⲡⲉⲩϫⲟ
20ⲉⲓⲥ ⲉⲣϣⲁⲛⲛⲉⲩⲛⲏⲡ ⲉⲓ̈
21ⲉϣⲓⲛⲉ ⲛ︦ⲥⲱⲟⲩ ϫⲉ
1ⲕⲉⲉⲛⲏⲭⲉⲣⲱⲛ ⲛ︦ⲧⲟⲧⲉ
3ⲛⲁⲙⲱϩϥ ⲙⲛ︦ⲛⲉⲩ
5ⲑⲉⲱⲧⲟⲣⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲓⲱⲥⲏⲫ ⲥϩⲁⲓ
61at the beginning of this line, above there is a stroke indicating probably that after that the witnesses followⲥⲟⲗⲱⲙⲱⲛ ⲙⲙⲱⲩⲥⲏⲥ
7ϯⲱ ⲙⲙⲁⲣⲧⲩⲣⲱ
8ⲡⲁⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲛ︦ⲡⲁⲩⲗⲟⲥ
9ϯⲱ ⲙⲙⲁⲣⲧⲩⲣⲱ

1 at the beginning of this line, above there is a stroke indicating probably that after that the witnesses follow
The list of the chattels.
2A scarlett garment
3with sleeves: 2 tremis for it,
4belonging to Kako.
5Two woman`s garments
6one scarlet and one ...?...
7for 2 tremis, these belong unto
9The man`s garment and the man`s coverlet
10belonging unto Pheu, for a tremis.
11Two bronze wheels
12for a tremis. A scarlet garment
13with sleeves for another tremis. Six likna.
14A waggon for threshing belonging unto the son of David
15son of Hatape, pledged for a half tremis.
16All these have I paid to you (fem.) for your ...?...
17share that the village paid you (fem.).
18It is you who has possession of them, and may you
19take usury of them and possess them.
20If their owners come
21and ask for them, that
22they may redeem them,
23and they say that
24you have ...
1other pledges in hand,
2your (fem.) heirs
3shall settle (pay) it among
5Theodore, (son) of Joseph is writing (?),
6Solomon, (son) of Moses,
7I am witness.
8Papnoute, (son) of Paul,
9I am witness.
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People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13360 woman Kako (Aurelia) (Patermouthis archive, daughter of Iakob and Tapia, sister of Ioannes ⲕⲁⲕⲱ Coptic



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DatasetID 310404
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 83853
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 310404 (= Ostr. Oxford Bodl. Copt. Inscr. 492), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.