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Ostr. Berlin P. 12946

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12946
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963)
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

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, yellow brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 54 mm | 68 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 Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was placed onto the lower right section of the surface of the potsherd, with a broad upper margin. The left side remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 47 0
Column Height (in mm) 44 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 47 x 44 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
Summary of Content Pachois is confirmed of having paid the poll tax for the 12th regnal year in an amount of 1 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 Pa-ḫy
2ẖn pꜣ ḥm.t (n) ꜥpe
3n ḥsb.t 12 sttr 1.t ḥḏ (qd) 1
4ḥsb.t 12 ı͗bd 4 ꜣḫ.t sw 29
1That which was paid cash by Pachois,
2for the copper amount of the poll tax
3for the 12th regnal year: 1 stater and 1 silver kite.
412th regnal year, 29th of Choiak.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
16220 man Pachois Pa-ḫy pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Augustus 12 Choiak 29 -19 December 23 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100201
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100201 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12946), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.