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Ostr. Berlin P. 12260

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12260
Publication Number ined.
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory 1963 available; 2014 available
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

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
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 73 mm | 70 mm | 6 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken off on all sides.
Comments on Object mit weißem Überzug

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Unknown amount of text missing due to the fragmentary nature of the piece. The remaining writing is fairly well readable with the exception of line 4 where the ink is rubbed off.
Script, Primary Coptic Half-uncial
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Practised document hand with well readable, orderly letters written in thin lines, ligatures, superlinear stroke is used.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+6+y
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) x+70+y
Column Height (in mm) x+73+y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content A debt instrument or a letter. In l.3 four keration is mentioned.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Script = Language



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ⲛⲛⲟⲟⲩ ⲉⲧ
2ⲛⲧⲥ︦ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲉⲓⲥⲓ
3ϥⲧⲟ ⲛ︦ⲕⲉⲣⲁⲧⲓⲟⲛ
5ⲉⲓⲙⲉ ϫⲉ ⲉⲣⲉ
6ⲟⲩⲁϣⲟⲩ ⲛ︦ⲟ
1(...) ...that (...)
2(...) ... and ...(...)
3(...) four keration (...)
4(...) ... out of (...)
5(...) know that as (...)
6(...) want them (...)
Places (read out from edition)








DatasetID 100162
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100162 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12260), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos.