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Ostr. Berlin P. 12940

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12940
Publication Number ined. P. 12940
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) 69 mm | 83 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) Partly faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was placed centered onto the surface of the potsherd, with broad and equal margins on all sides.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 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 salt tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Sintaes, daughter of Phaus, is confirmed by Petepiphis, son of Pachnoumis, of having paid the salt tax for the 31st regnal year in an amount of ¼ kite. Subscription in Greek: Issuer.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Subscription in Greek: Issuer.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Hand copy of one Demotic line in the inventory book, together with the Greek text.
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: daughter of a man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Tꜣ-šr(.t)-(n)-tꜣ-ı͗ḥ.t ta Pꜣ-ḥwṱ ḥḏ
2qd ¼ (n) ḥḏ (n) ḥmꜣ (n) ḥsb.t 31 n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḏı͗-pp.t
3(sꜣ) Pa-H̱nm ḥsb.t 31 ı͗bd 4 šmw sw 2
4διὰ Πετεπιφι
1Thus has brought Sintaes, daughter of Phaus,
2¼ silver kite (for) the salt tax (for) the 31st regnal year. Issued by Petepiphis,
3(son) of Pachnoumis. 31st regnal year, 2nd of Mesore.
4Through Petepiphis.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
11580 woman Sintaes, daughter of Phaus Tꜣ.šr.t-n-tꜣ-ıḥ.t ta Pꜣ-ḥwt pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 31 Mesore 02 -254 September 18 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100217
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 10491
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100217 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12940), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).