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Ostr. Berlin P. 12927

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12927
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) 126 mm | 120 mm | 8 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete.
Mounting (non [ostracon])
Comments on Object Palimpsest. On the recto traces of 4 lines of an anterior text orthogonal to the second text.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Faded, endings of the first two lines damaged.
Script, Primary Demotic
Language, Primary Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text is placed onto the upper two-thirds of the surface of the potsherd, with larger but irregular lateral margins. The lower one-third remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6 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 Copy of an account of money payment
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Account on payments of money and its surplus.
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
1ẖ.t pꜣ ı͗p
2=n r-ḏr.t Ḥtr sttr 4.t
3wṱ ꜥn r-ḏr.t ḥḏ=f sttr 1.t ḏbꜥ.t 12
4wṱ ꜥn
5wṱ ꜥn r-ḏr.t ḥḏ=f ꜥn ḏbꜥ.t 10
6r sttr 6 ḏbꜥ.t 22 r dny.t
1Copy of the bill of ..?..
2our ..?.., from Hatres: 4 stater.
3Surplus/Cashpay again from his money: 1 stater, 12 obols.
4Surplus/Cashpay again ..?..
5Surplus/Cashpay again from his money: again 10 obols.
6Yields 6 stater, 22 obols, regarding the share ..?..
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
36640 man Hatres (P. 12927) Ḥtr 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 100130
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 10490
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100130 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12927), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.