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Ostr. Elephantine,excavation SwissInst Ω 5057

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Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine,excavation SwissInst Ω 5057
Current Location Elephantine, excavation magazine SwissInst
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details temple workshop H210 / building stratum a3
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Pilgrim, Cornelius von (excavation director)
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Aswan / Syene
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Upper left part broken off in undetermined extent.

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) Endings of the first three lines broken off in undetermined extent.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The right-aligned text was placed centered on the potsherd, with a very broad right margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 52 0
Column Height (in mm) 80 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 52 x x+80 0


Text Content

Modern Title list of priests on-duty
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | list | name list
Summary of Content List of names of priests on-duty in the temple, presumably the Chnoum temple.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
11Transcription and translation by Jan Moje.
3Ṯꜣy-ḏı͗ sꜣ
4Ḥr-m-ḥb sꜣ Pa-
5 Pꜣ-ı͗wı͗w sꜣ Pꜣ-
6Ns-pꜣ-mtr sꜣ Ḥr
7Pa-sny sꜣ Ns-Ḥr sꜣ Pa-I͗y-m-ḥtp
8r s x

1 Transcription and translation by Jan Moje.
2Onamounis [///]
3Sisois, son of [///].
4Harmais, son of Pa..?.. .
5..?.. Paieus, son of Pa..?.. .
6Espmetis, son of Horos.
7Pasenis, son of Esyris, son of Paimouthes.
8Yields [x men].
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26725 man ..?.. Paieus, son of Pa..?.. (Ω 5057) ..?.. Pꜣ-ı͗wı͗w sꜣ Pꜣ-..?.. pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Nectanebo II -359 BCE -341 BCE Dating by archaeological context.;



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 312215
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 312215 (= Ostr. Elephantine,excavation SwissInst Ω 5057), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.