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Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4911

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Collection Elephantine, excavation Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
Inventory Number Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4911
Current Location magazine
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Publication Status unpublished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 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 Lower part 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) Lower part broken off in undetermined extent
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) ostracon.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7+y 8+y1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 60 60
Column Height (in mm) 80 80+y
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 60 x 80+y 60 x 80+y


Text Content

Modern Title list of priest on duty, reused as account(?)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
  • documentary | list | name list
Summary of Content Recto list of priest on duty. Verso account on deliveries of oil in hin measures. It remains unclear if both texts are in any relation to each other.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Psenamounis, son of Peleias.
2 Psenosiris, son of Psemchnoumis.
3 Imouthes, son of Ptolemaios.
4 Pelaias, son of Espmetis.
5 Psenpoeris, son of Harsiesis.
6 ⸢..?..⸣
7 [Bi]enchis, son of Harsiesis.
cc 1 Argeios: 4 ½ hin.
cc 2 Sasobek(?)[_]: one and ½ hin.
cc 3 Imouthes, son of Orsenouphis: 4½ hin
cc 4 Sasobek(?) [_]_ 2 hin.
cc 5 Argeios: 2 hin.
cc 6 yields oil: 15 hin.
cc 7 ⸢..?..⸣[///]
cc 8 ⸢..?..⸣[///]
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
38630 man Argeios ꜣrgys Greek, Ancient



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



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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 318078
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 318078 (= Ostr. Elephantine, excavation DAIK O 4911), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.