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Ostr. Berlin P. 12953

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12953
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963)
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned

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
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Zucker, Friedrich (excavation director)
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution partage
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1907 and 1908
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 83 mm | 148 mm | 7 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper right and lower left corners are broken off.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

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) Beginning of the first and ending of the last line lost.
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. Broad right margin. The very left part of the surface of the potsherd as well as the lower right crotch remain uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 0
Column Height (in mm) 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 0


Text Content

Modern Title account of deliveries
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Account concerning the delivery of something in lagynos jugs, and natron, with amounts of money
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Hand copy of one line in the inventory book.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language



Transcription Translation Pictures
1lgns 89 [_] ḥḏ-sp-2 14 1For a similar writing of this number cf. Nur el-Din, O. Leiden Dem. (1974), 467 sub “14”. sttr 1 20.t (ḥḏ dbn) 26 ḥḏ qd 1
2 [_] sttr 14
3wṱ [_] sttr 300
4ḥsmn ꜥꜣ [_] sttr 12.t
5r nꜣy ḥḏ-sp-2 20 sttr 20.t (ḥḏ dbn) 20½ ḥḏ qd 1

1 For a similar writing of this number cf. Nur el-Din, O. Leiden Dem. (1974), 467 sub “14”.
189 lagynos jars: [_] silver money: 14, 20 stater, 26 deben, 1 kite.
2..?..: [_] 14 stater.
3Surplus: [_] 300 stater.
4Large (quantity?) of Natron: [_] 12 stater.
5Total of these: 20 silver money, 20 stater, 20½ deben, 1 kite.
Places (read out from edition)


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
Roman Period -30 BCE 211 CE Dating by palaeography.;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100099
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100099 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12953), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.