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Ostr. Berlin P. 12258

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12258
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Publication Status unpublished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
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 72 mm | 46 mm | 7 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken off on all sides.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave (inside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The ink is very well preserved, letters well readable, but very little text remains due to the fragmentary nature of the piece.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Practised but not too neat document hand, with ligatures. Superlinear stroke is used.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+5+y
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) x+46+y
Column Height (in mm) x+72+y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | dept instrument
Summary of Content ...without dispute (l.4) (the usual phrase of debt acknowledgements)
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text The name Hatre can be read at the end of the text, so he is either the scribe or witness of the document, or both.
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual



Transcription Translation Pictures
2ϯⲱ ⲛ︦ϩⲉⲧⲟⲓⲙⲟⲥ
3ⲛⲉⲕ ϩⲛ︦ⲧ
4ⲭⲱⲣⲓⲥ ⲗⲁⲁⲩ ⲛ︦ⲁⲛⲧⲓⲗⲟⲅⲓⲁ
1(...) ...?...
2(...I) am prepa(red to give
3it back) to you in (...)
4(...) without dispute
5(...) Hatre (...)
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
2430 man Hatre ϩⲁⲧⲣⲉ Coptic







DatasetID 100164
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 100164 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12258), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos.