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Ostr. Berlin P. 12923

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12923
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) 61 mm | 83 mm | 8 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, partly faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, while the lower left crotch remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 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 receipt for nḥṱ.t tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Belles, son of Stamnaichnoumis, is confirmed by Belles, son of Stamnaichnoumis, of having paid the nḥṱ.t tax for the 19th regnal year in an amount of 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
1ı͗n Br (sꜣ) Sḏm-n=y-H̱nm ḥḏ (qd) 1 r sttr ½
2r ḥḏ (qd) 1 ꜥn (n) ḥḏ (n) nḥṱ.t n ḥsb.t 19 n-ḏr.t
3Br (sꜣ) Sḏm-n=y-H̱nm ḥsb.t 19
4ı͗bd 4 šmw sw 22
1Thus has brought Belles, (son) of Stamnaichnoumis, 1 silver (kite), yields ½ stater,
2yields 1 silver (kite) again, (for) the nḥṱ.t tax for the 19th regnal year. Issued by
3Belles, son of Stamnaichnoumis. 19th regnal year,
422 of Mesore.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
6960 man Belles, son of Stamnaichnoumis Br sꜢ Sḏm-n=y-H̱nm pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 19 Mesore 22 -266 October 12 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100196
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100196 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12923), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.