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Ostr. Berlin P. 12267

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12267
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) Rubensohn, Otto (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 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 110 mm | 104 mm | 10 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Semicircle damage of the surface near the right rim. Surface partly shopworn.
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) Partly blurred or faded. Damages of the endings of lines Z. 2 - 3.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, without margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 98 0
Column Height (in mm) 194 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 98 x 104 0


Text Content

Modern Title account of priests connected with their income
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content List of priests and their income. In front of some lines an "OK" sign was added later.
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
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1a[[///]] Parates, son of ⸢..?..⸣: 1
2OK Pet⸢..?..⸣pmetis: 3 silver kite.
3OK Pelaias, son of P..?..: 5 silver kite.
4Pechytes, (son) of Harpokrates: [_] 5 silver kite.
5OK Psenpelaias, (son) of Esyrispmetis: 5 silver kite.
6OK Esyris, (son) of Phaminis, son of ⸢..?..⸣ : 5 silver kite.
7Phaminis, (son) of Petethotes, son(?) of Arar: ⸢///⸣ silver kite.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12175 man Esyris, son of Phaminis, son of ⸢..?..⸣ Ns-Ḥr sꜣ Pa-Mn sꜣ ⸢..?..⸣ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty -332 BCE -30 BCE Dating by palaeography.;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100105
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100105 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12267), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.