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Ostr. Berlin P. 12273

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12273
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) Rubensohn, Otto (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 1906 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 79 mm | 91 mm | 5 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) Last line faded.
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text covers nearly the entire main surface of the potsherd, with a very small margin on the right side. The left and lower crotches remain uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 79 0
Column Height (in mm) 55 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 79 x 55 0


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Petosorsmetis, son of Pachnoumis-Bienchis, is confirmed of having paid the rate for the poll tax for the 10th regnal year in an amount of 4 stater. Identificatin of the scribe nby the hand
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text Hand copy of one line in the inventory book.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1r.wṱ n Pꜣ-šr-Wsı͗r-ns-mtr
2sꜣ Pa-H̱nm-By-ꜥnḫ ẖr pꜣ ḥḏ
3ꜥpe n ḥsb.t 10.t n Tbꜣrys
4Glwṱys Gsyrw Sbsṱ
5Grmnqws 1The letter w is vertically bulged because of being placed below the q. ꜣwtgrṱr
6ı͗bd 4 šmw sw ꜥrwı͗ sttr 4.t

1 The letter w is vertically bulged because of being placed below the q.
1That which was paid cash by Petosorsmetis,
2son of Pachnoumis-Bienchis, for the poll
3tax for the 10th regnal year of Tiberius
4Claudius Caesar Augustus
5Germanicus Imperator,
630th of Mesore: 4 stater
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8125 man imperator 04 Claudius: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus Tbwrys Glwṱys / Glwṱes Gsyrs Sbsṱ Grmnqs Κλαυδίος Καίσ]αρòος Latin



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Claudius 10 Mesore 19 50 August 10 CE Internal dating, with name of the ruler.;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100214
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100214 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12273), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.