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papyrus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA75309

  • Description

    Papyrus document preserving an order for payment of wine on one side (written in Coptic and Greek, along the fibres, 5 lines), and a fragmentary letter in Coptic in another hand on the other side, (written against the fibres, 8 lines). Mounted with EA 75314, 75314, 75313, 75312, 75311, 75310.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7.4 centimetres
    • Width: 9 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        recto
      • Inscription Language

        Coptic
      • Inscription Translation

        (1) + It is our father who writes
        (2) to his son Andreas
        (3) Give four lahê-measures of wine
        (4) to the son of Pjêce/the purple(-man).
      • Inscription Comment

        Translation taken from Clackson (2008). She describes the hand as "a right-sloping hand which combines majuscule and minuscule forms."
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        recto
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Translation

        (5) Total of wine: 4 knidia. I, ... wrote. +
      • Inscription Comment

        Translation taken from Clackson (2008).
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        verso
      • Inscription Language

        Coptic
      • Inscription Translation

        (1) ... wish [...]
        (2) this which is with your [...]
        (3) diakonia [...]
        (4) man for your [...]
        (5) father knows that there is no [...]
        (6) that I write, askin[g ...]
        (7) their making a choice in the [...]
        (8) fatherhood will approve [...]
      • Inscription Comment

        Translation taken from Clackson (2008). She describes the hand as "an elegant, right-sloping majuscule hand, employing a few ligatures."
  • Bibliography

    • Clackson 2008 bibliographic details
    • Trismegistos 118090 (http://www.trismegistos.org/text/118090) bibliographic details
    • Trismegistos 118120 (http://www.trismegistos.org/text/118120) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    fair (incomplete)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1996

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA75309

  • Registration number

    1996,0608.9

  • Additional IDs

    • P.Bawit Clackson 79; P.Bawit Clackson 41
Papyrus; 5 lines of Coptic text on front.

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Papyrus; 5 lines of Coptic text on front.

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