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Ostr. Berlin P. 12262

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12262
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) Rubensohn, Otto (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 1906 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 94 mm | 78 mm | 7 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

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) Complete, but partly faded.
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text is pladed onto the upper two-thirds of the surface of the potsherdm with a very broad left margin. The upper middle crotch as wellas the lower third remain uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 70 0
Column Height (in mm) 72 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 70 x 72 0


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Psenyris, son of Pachnomis, is confirmed of having paid the poll tax for the 7th regnal year in an amount of 2 stater and 1 kite.
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
1r.wṱ Pꜣ-šr-Ḥr sꜣ Pa-H̱nm ẖr pꜣ ḥm
2ḥmt n ꜥpe n ḥsb.t 7 (n) Nrn
3Glwṱys Gsyrs
4Sbsṱ Grmnqs
5ꜣwtgrṱr ı͗bd 3 ꜣḫ.t sw 17
6sttr 2.t ḥḏ qd 1.t
1That which was paid cash by Psenyris, son of Pachnoumis, for the poll {tax}
2tax of the 7th regnal year (of) Nero
3Claudius Caesar
4Augustus Germanicus
5Imperator, 17th of Hathyr:
62 stater (and) 1 silver kite.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
7680 man Imperator 05 Nero: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus NꜢrwn Glwṱys Gsyrs/Kysrs Sbst Grmnqs; Νέρωνος Καίσαρος Latin



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Nero 17 Hathyr 17 60 November 11 CE internal dating, with name of the ruler;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100190
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100190 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12262), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.