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Ostr. Berlin P. 12932

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12932
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) 58 mm | 58 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.
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.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 55 0
Column Height (in mm) 47 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 55 x 47 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for the price of oil
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Esp..?.., son of Thoteus, and his unnamed wife are confirmed by Thotortaios, son of Horos, of having paid for oil for the 18th regnal year in an amount of ¼ 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 Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: wife of a man (without her own name)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Ns-pꜣ- sꜣ Ḏḥwtı͗-ı͗w
2ḥnꜥ tꜣy=f rmṯ.t ḥḏ qd ¼ (n) nḥḥ (n) ḥsb.t 18.t
3n-ḏr.t Ḏḥwtı͗-ı͗r-ḏı͗-s (sꜣ) Ḥr ḥsb.t 20.t
4ı͗bd 2(?) pr.t sw 7
1<Thus has brought> Esp..?.., son of Thoteus
2and his wife ¼ silver kite for oil for the 18th regnal year.
3Issued by Thotortaios, (son) of Horos. 20th regnal year,
47th of Mecheir(?).
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12295 man Esp..?.., son of Thoteus Ns-pꜣ-..?.. sꜣ Ḏḥwtı-ıw pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 20 Mecheir 07 -227 March 20 BCE Internal dating, with name of the ruler.;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100199
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100199 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12932), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.