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Ostr. Berlin P. 12949

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12949
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) 96 mm | 86 mm | 7 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation the lower par tis 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) Lower part lost in undetermined extent. Partly faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text holds a small right and a larger left margin. The upper left crotch remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6+y 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 priests connected with their income
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content List of priests and their income.
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
1Harathres(?), son of Pasenis: [_] 58 (silver deben) and 1 silver kite.
2Teosmenis, (son) of Petobastis: [_] 2 (silver deben).
3Pabou(?), son of Pesenis, son of Esyris: [_] 1 (silver deben).
4⸢..?..⸣, son of Tjai-Hor-pa-khepesh: [_] 4 (silver deben).
5Petespmetis, son of Espmetis, son of Pathotes: [_] 2 (silver deben).
6⸢..?..⸣ [///]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
20235 man Harathres(?), son of Pasenis Ḥr-⸢ḥtr⸣(?) sꜣ Pa-sny 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 100125
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100125 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12949), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.