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Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19903

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Inventory Number Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19903
Publication Number Aegyptus 98, 1
Current Location Vatican Museum
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 100 and 299
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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 left?
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title List
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content decania-list, list of 10 names
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis, grandson of Pachnoubis
2Hatpes, son of Sokrates
3Hermon, carpenter
4Pachnoubis, son of Peteuris, brother of Kololis
5Zmentpos, son of Psench(?) and the mother Senpeteuris, grandson of Bienchis
6Psenthi(?), son of Psansnos, grandson of Psais
7Papremithes, son of Phanophis, grandson of Parmouth(?)
8Bienchis the elder, son of Bienchis and the mother Thinmeaus
9Bienchis the younger, his brother
10Bienchis, son of Bienchis, grandson of Moros
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
31335 man Bienchis the elder, son of Bienchis and Thinmeaus Βίηνχις μείζων Βιήνχιος μητρὸς Θινμεαῦτος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
100 CE 299 CE palaeographical dating;



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DatasetID 316920
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 316920 (= Ostr. Mus. Vat. Inv. No. 19903), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.