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Ostr. Berlin P. 12915

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12915
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, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 78 mm | 109 mm | 5 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Consists of two joining fragments. Lower left corner still lost.
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 heavily faded. Endings of the last lines lost.
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned textwas placed onto the left part of the surface, with a very broad right margin.On top only a small strip remains uninscribed. Often the signs hold a larger distance to each other.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 85 0
Column Height (in mm) 8578 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 78+y 0


Text Content

Modern Title announcement of shares
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content Announcement of shares, afterwards 5 males listed 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
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: beneficiary / deliverer of payment - Identifier of woman: none



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 1Due to a damage ı͗n the pottery surface, the first line beginns more to the left than the following lines. pꜣ sr n ..?..
2Tꜣ-šr.tdny(.t)=w 34
3By-nḫ (sꜣ) Pꜣ-ḏı͗-I͗mn 9
4Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Wsı͗r-Ns-mt(r) pꜣ ꜥꜣ
5Ns-mt(r) pꜣ ꜥꜣ 15

1 Due to a damage ı͗n the pottery surface, the first line beginns more to the left than the following lines.
1[_] The announcement of ..?..
2[[Sen]] Their share: [_] 34.
3Bienchis, (son) of Petamounis [_] 9.
4Petosorsmetis Senior: [///].
5Espmetis Senior [_] 15.
6Pach..?.. [_] [///].
7P⸢..?..⸣ [///].
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
23030 man Bienchis, son of Petamounis By-ꜥnḫ sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-I͗mn pre-Coptic Egyptian



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 100110
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100110 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12915), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.