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Ostr. Berlin P. 12198

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12198
Publication Number O.Varia 27
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963)
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 archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 26 12 1906 and 26 12 1907
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 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, dark red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 102 mm | 82 mm | 17 mm
Dating between -231 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete, only the rims are slightly damaged.
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) Heavily faded.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive, hand of Doros demotic
Comments on Text Layout Narrow line pitch. The text is placed onto the upper half of the surface of the potsherd. The lower haldf remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4+1 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 80 0
Column Height (in mm) 52 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 80 x 52 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 Pelaias, son of Pamounis, and his wife Tisatis are confirmed by an unnamed person, presumably Doros, of having paid the salt tax and the liturgy tax for the 16th regnal year in an amount of 4 obols and 2 drachmas. Demotic countersignature of Spotous, son of Patous, as to be judged from the hand.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscription: issuer.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: wife of a man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) ιϛ Τῦβι κ̅γ̅ τέτακται Π̣α̣λαί-
2ας Πα̣μ̣ο̣ύνιος ἁλικ̣ῆς (τετρώβολον),
3Συηνιτοῦ λογείας 1This tax Συηνιτῶν λογείας is so far sedom attested in other Elephantine texts. Cf. Vleeming, Ostraka Varia (1994), Nr. 25. (δραχμὰς) β, Τ̣ισᾶ̣τ̣ι̣-
4ς γυνὴ (ὀβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον).

1 This tax Συηνιτῶν λογείας is so far sedom attested in other Elephantine texts. Cf. Vleeming, Ostraka Varia (1994), Nr. 25.
5sẖ Ns-pꜣy=w-tꜣ.wı͗͗ sꜣ Pa-tꜣ.wı͗ 1Restauration by Jan Moje, according to palaeography and prosopography

1 Restauration by Jan Moje, according to palaeography and prosopography
116th regnal year, 23rd of Tybi. Thus have paid Pelai-
2 as, son of Pamounis, for the salt tax: 4 obols;
3for the liturgy tax: 2 drachmas; Tisatis,
4his wife: 1 ½ obols.
5Countersigned by Spotous, son of Patous.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
1465 man Pelaias, son of Pamounis Π̣α̣λαίας Πα̣μ̣ο̣ύνιος pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 16 Tybi 23 -231 March 7 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100244
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03437
Trismegistos 3023
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;27
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100244 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12198), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).