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Ostr. Elephantine,excavation SwissInst Ω 5049

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Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine,excavation SwissInst Ω 5049
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Publication Status unpublished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 a2
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, right and lower parts 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) Upper and lower part as well as all line beginnings broken off in undetermined extent.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text layout cannot be detected due to the fragmentary condition of the potsherd.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+3+y 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 23 0
Column Height (in mm) 34 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance x+23 x x+34+y 0


Text Content

Modern Title account (?)
Ancient Archives temple workshop archives/ remains of workshop stratum
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Possibly account (persons connected with numbers?) of which most parts are lost.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
x+1 1Transcription and translation by Jan Moje. Det. 2
x+2 ///
x+3 ḥsb.t 2

1 Transcription and translation by Jan Moje.
x+1 [///]⸢..?..⸣Det.: 2.
x+2 [///] ⸢///⸣
x+3 [///] ⸢..?..⸣ 2nd regnal year.
Reserved Copyright
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8060 not applicable (No persons mentioned in the [preserved] text) (No persons mentỈoned Ỉn the [preserved] text) (none)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 02 -332 BCE -222 BCE Dating by archaeological context. Dating by palaeography.;



Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 315498
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 315498 (= Ostr. Elephantine,excavation SwissInst Ω 5049), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.