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Ostr. Berlin P. 12951

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12951
Publication Number dem. ined P. 12951
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) 72 mm | 83 mm | 9 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) Partly heavily faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The text was placed onto the upper half of the surface of the potsherd, with small upper and lateral margins. The lower right crotch remain uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 70 0
Column Height (in mm) 32 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 70 x 32 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content .?.., son of Nektanebis, is confirmed by Peteyris, son of Harnouphis, of having paid the salt tax for the 28th regnal year in an amount of ¼ kite. Countersigned by Petepiphis.
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 sꜣ Nḫt-nb=f ḥḏ (qd) ¼ (n) pꜣ ḥḏ (n) ḥmꜣ (n) ḥsb.t 28
2n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ḥr sꜣ Ḥr-nfr ḥsb.t 28 ı͗bd 1 pr.t sw 1
3sẖ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-pp.t
1Thus has brought ..?.., son of Nektanebis, ¼ silver (kite) (for) the salt tax (for) the 28th regnal year.
2Issued by Peteyris, son of Harnouphis. 28th regnal year, 1st of Tybi.
3Countersigned by Petepiphis.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
11650 man ..?.., son of Nektanebis ..?.. sꜣ Nḫt-nb=f (not identified)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 28 Tybi 01 -257 February 20 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100204
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100204 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12951), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.