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Ostr. Berlin P. 12930

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12930
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, grey
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 64 mm | 110 mm | 13 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete, rims slighly damaged partly.
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) Partly faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Narrow line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, with equal margins on all sides, geared to the irregular outline shape of the potsherd.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5 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 an unidentified tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Harpbekis, son of P⸢..?..⸣, is confirmed by Belles, son of Stamnaichnoumis, of having paid an amount of money for an unmentioned tax, 1 kite for the 32nd and 33rd regnal year each.
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 Trilingual
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Ḥr-pꜣ-bı͗k (sꜣ) Pꜣ- 1This name ends with the foreigners determinative.
2ḥḏ qd 2 wp st ḥsb.t 32 ḥḏ qd 1 ḥsb.t 33 ḥḏ qd 1 n-ḏr.t
3Br (sꜣ) Sḏm-n=y-H̱nm ḥsb.t 33
4ı͗bd 4 šmw sw 22

1 This name ends with the foreigners determinative.
1Thus has brought Harpbekis, (son) of P⸢..?..⸣,
22 silver kite. Their specification: 32nd regnal year: 1 silver kite. 33rd regnal year: 1 silver kite. Issued
3by Belles, son of Stamnaichnoumis. 33rd regnal year,
422 of Mesore.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
11520 man Harpbekis, son of P⸢..?..⸣ Ḥr-pꜣ-bık sꜣ Pꜣ-⸢..?..⸣ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 33 Mesore 22 -252 October 7 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100197
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100197 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12930), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.