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Ostr. Elephantine,excavation SwissInst Ω 5105

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Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine,excavation SwissInst Ω 5105
Current Location Elephantine, excavation magazine SwissInst
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details surface, without context
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 Elephantine
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 and lower parts broken off.

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) Upper and lower part as well as all line endings broken off in undetermined extent.
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The right-aligned text covers nearly the entire (preserved) surface of the potsherd, with a broad right margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8+y 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 20 0
Column Height (in mm) 25 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 20+y x x+25+y 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
x+1 1Transcription and translation by Jan Moje.
x+2 Pa-b
x+3 Pꜣ-šr-H̱nm
x+4 ..?..
x+5 Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Pꜣ-šr-Wsı͗r
x+6 Pꜣ-šr-H̱nm sꜣ Ns-pꜣ-mtr
x+7 Pꜣ-šr-Wsı͗r (sꜣ) Pꜣ-šr-n-///
x+8 Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Nfr-Ḥtp

1 Transcription and translation by Jan Moje.
x+1 ⸢..?..⸣[///]
x+2 Pab[///]
x+3 Psenchnoumis [///]
x+4 ..?.. [///]
x+5 Pachnoumis, son of Psenosiris.
x+6 Psenchnoumis, son of Espmetis.
x+7 Psenosiris, (son) of Psen⸢///⸣
x+8 Petenephotes [///]
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
24505 man ..?.. [///] (Eleph Ω 5100) ..?.. [///] (not identified)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Roman Period -30 BCE 211 CE ;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315458
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 315458 (= Ostr. Elephantine,excavation SwissInst Ω 5105), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.