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Ostr. Berlin P. 12151

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12151
Publication Number ined. P. 12151
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, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 57 mm | 86 mm | 14 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) Partially 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 covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, with small margins on all sides. The lower left crotch is used for the Greek subscription.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 75 0
Column Height (in mm) 50 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 75 x 50 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 Tachnoumis, daughter of Belles, is confirmed by Phatres, son of Hartophnachthes, of having paid the salt tax for the 32nd regnal year in an amount of ¼ kite. Greek subscription.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Subscription in Greek: tax type, amount in Greek currency (3 obols).
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Inventory book mentioning 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 and of her husband



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Ta-H̱nm ta Br tꜣ rmṯ.t Pa-tꜣ.wı͗ (n) ḥsb.t
233 32 ı͗bd 2 šmw ḥḏ (qd) ¼ (n) ḥḏ ḥmꜣ
3n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḥtr sꜣ Ḥr-tꜣy=f-nḫt ḥsb.t 32 ibd 2 šmw sw 11

4 ἁλικῆς (τριώβολον).
1Thus has brought Tachnoumis, daughter of Belles, the wife of Patous (in) the
2{33rd} 32 regnal year, Payni, ¼ silver (kite) for the salt tax.
3Issued by Phatres, son of Hartophnachthes. 32nd regnal year, 11th of Payni
4For the salt tax: 3 obols.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12090 woman Tachnoumis, daughter of Belles, the wife of Patous Ta-H̱nm ta Br tꜣ rmṯ.t Pa-tꜣ.wı͗ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 32 Payni 11 -253 July 28 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100235
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 09987
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100235 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12151), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).