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Ostr. Berlin P. 9640

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 9640
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

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 purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Simon, James
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Thebes
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1899 and 1899
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Simon, James
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 101 mm | 133 mm | 6 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 Medium line pitch. The text was placed onto the upper two-thirds of the surface of the potsherd, without right and upper marings, but with a medium unequal left margin. The lower one-third remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 104 0
Column Height (in mm) 52 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 104 x 52 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for state tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Petechnoumis, son of Pikos, is confirmed by Pebrichis of having paid the state tax for the 15th regnal year in an amount of 3 stater.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Pꜣ-ḏı͗-H̱nm sꜣ Pꜣy-kꜣ
2 pꜣ nty ḏd ḏı͗=y mḥ sttr.t 3.t
3ẖr ḥsb.t 15.t pꜣ ḏnı͗ pr-ꜥꜣ
4n-ḏr.t n ḥsb.t 15.t tpy ꜣḫ.t sw 12 n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-bw-ı͗r-rḫ=f 1Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming (2005), DBL, 447.

1 Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming (2005), DBL, 447.
1Petechnoumis, son of Pikos
2is the one who speaks: I have paid cash in full 3 staters
3for the 15th regnal year (for the) state tax.
4Issued (in) the 15th regnal year, 12th of Thoth. Issued by Pebrichis.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
1660 man Petechnoumis, son of Pikos P-Ꜣ-ḏỉ-H̱nm sꜢ PꜢy-kꜢ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Augustus 15 Thoth 12()? -16 September 9(?) BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100242
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 49748
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100242 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 9640), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.