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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4162

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4162
Publication Number ined.
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished

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]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Excavation team Elephantine, German Archaeological Institute Cairo and Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation A very small part of the ostracon remains.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave (inside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Three fragmentary lines, rather fainted, remain.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3
Quantity of Columns 1
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content Only the first three lines remain, with greetings, it is not clear what type of document it is.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲁⲃⲣⲁⲁⲙ ⲉⲩⲇ
2ⲡⲉⲧⲥϩⲁⲓ ⲛⲃⲓⲕⲧⲱⲣ
1I Abraam son of Evd[...]
2am writing to Viktor
3[...] draw up (a deed?) [...]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
37825 man Abraam son of Evd(...) ⲁⲃⲣⲁⲁⲙ ⲉⲩⲇ Coptic



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317970
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317970 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4162), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.