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Ostr. Berlin P. 12928

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12928
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) 95 mm | 112 mm | 4 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Partly damaged, lower part broken off in undetermined extent.
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 faded. Last line damaged.
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, with a small right margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 100 0
Column Height (in mm) 85 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 100 x 85 0


Text Content

Modern Title daily account of delivery of bread
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Account of deliveries if gaga-breads, connected to a special day. Underneath the first and second Demotic lines traces of 2 lines of an older(?) Greek text is visible, which were erased. The beginning could be: Ioulios. Both text clearly do not belong together.
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



Transcription Translation Pictures
1pꜣ ı͗p nꜣ gꜥgꜥ.w
2OK Pa-H̱nm sꜣ 2.t
3Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Wsı͗r[_]-ns-mtr ꜥꜣ [_] 2.t
4OK Tkrṱ sꜣ Pa-rṱ r(?) sw 22 [_] 3.t
5OK sꜣ Swtr [///]
7OK Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Wsı͗r-ns-mtr 1.t
8sw 23 [_] ///
9sw 24 Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Wsı͗r-ns-mtr

1Ιουλιος Μ
1The account of the gaga breads ..?..
2OK Pachnoumis, son of ..?..: 2.
3Petosor[_]smetis Senior: 2.
4OK Takelot/Tgeritli-ye(?), son of Paretis, regading(?) the 22nd day: [_] 3.t
5OK ..?.., son of Soter: [///].
7 OK ..?.. Petosorsmetis: 1.
823rd day: [_] ⸢..?..⸣⸢///⸣.
924th day: Petosorsmetis [///].
1Julius M[///]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
36670 man ..?.. Petosorsmetis ..?.. Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Wsı͗r-ns-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) -332 BCE -222 BCE ;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100116
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100116 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12928), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.