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Ostr. Berlin P. 12270

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12270
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) 69 mm | 88 mm | 10 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) Heavliy faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text covers nearly the entires surface of the potsherd, with broad margins on all sides.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 72 0
Column Height (in mm) 54 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 72 x 54 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for vineyard tax (apomoira)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Psenamounis, son of ⸢..?..⸣ is confirmed by ..?.. of having paid the apomoira vineyard tax (the tenth of Arsinoe) of the 34th regnal year. Countersigned by Pachnoumis, son of Paieus.
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
1ı͗n Pꜣ-šr-I͗mn sꜣ Pa- ḥḏ qd 2
2 n pꜣ r-10 r ꜣrsn
3n ḥsb.t 34 n-ḏr.t Ḥr-pa-ꜣs.t sꜣ Pꜣ-wpṱ ḥsb.t 34
4ı͗bd 3
5sẖ Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Pꜣ-ı͗wı͗w
1Thus has brought Psenamounis, son of P⸢..?..⸣, 2 silver kite
2⸢..?..⸣ for the tenth-of-Arsinoë
3of the 34th regnal year. [_] Issued by Harpaesis, son of Pouoptis. 34th regnal year
4third month ⸢..?..⸣
5Countersigned by Pachnoumis, son of Paieus.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
7585 man Pachnoumis, son of Paieus Pa-H̱nm sꜢ Pa-ıwıw pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 34 Third Month of ? -252 December BCE -251 September BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100192
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100192 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12270), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.