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Ostr. London, British Library 14125

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Inventory Number Ostr. London, British Library 14125
Publication Number ined
Current Location London, British Library
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine / Syene () [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Chester, Greville John
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 400 and 599
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left (and top?)
Comments on Object Two parallel and incised lines decorate the rim of the vessel.

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) broken at the left and top?
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, early byzantine cursive
Comments on Text Layout The text is written over the inscribed, decorative elements, but the smoothness and glaze on the convex side seems to compensate for the incised rings.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title document of incertain content
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content document of incertain content.
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text no transcript
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion unknown


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
400 CE 599 CE palaeographical dating;



Reserved Copyright
Reserved Copyright



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 316350
last Change 18.08.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 316350 (= Ostr. London, British Library 14125), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .