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Ostr. Berlin P. 12562

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12562
Publication Number BGU VI 1443
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 archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 26 12 1907 and 26 12 1908
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 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 176 mm | 100 mm | 13 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) Heavily faded.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The text is placed onto the upper two-thirds of the surface of the potsherd, with small but equal lateral and upper margins. The lower third remains uninscribed. 9 l. Greek text + 2 l. confirmation + 1 l. Demotic subscription
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9+2+1 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 96 0
Column Height (in mm) 53 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 96 x 53 0


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for harvest tax of granary (epigraphe)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Sabdaios, son of Ptolemaios, is confirmed by Harpaesis, son of Harnouphis, of having delivered into the granary of the Ombites 10 artabas wheat. Demotic and Greek subscription.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Subskription in Demotic. Issuer, amount of delivery, countersigner. Subscription in Greek: Person of unknown function.
Location of Composition Kom Ombo (Ombos) Upper Egypt, 5th nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) κ̣ Φα̣μ̣ε̣ν̣ὼ̣θ̣ λ̅
2εἰσμεμέτρηκεν εἰς τὸν
3ἐν Ὄμβ̣ωι θησαυρὸν εἰς τὴν ἐπιγραφὴν
4τοῦ αὐτοῦ (ἔτους) ὑπὲρ τοῦ Ὀμ-
5-βί̣το̣υ̣ Σαβδαῖος Πτο-
6-λ̣ε̣μαίου διʼ Ἀριστοκλέους
7(πυροῦ ἀρτάβας) δέκα (γίνονται) ι.
9ἄλλων λ̣ό̣γω̣ν̣ δέκα (γίνονται) ι.
10n-ḏr.t Ḥr-sꜣ-ꜣs.t sꜣ Ḥr-nfr The name was not written well. Reading suggestion J. Moje, cf. Lüddeckens, Demotisches Namenbuch (1979-2000), 824. Alternatively the name Ḥr-Ḏḥwtı͗ „Harthotes“ can be considered, cf. Lüddeckens, Demotisches Namenbuch (1979-2000), 841. rtb 10 r 5 r 10 ꜥn
11sẖ Pꜣ-šr-ꜣs.t sꜣ Glw rtb 10 r 5 r 10 ꜥn
120th regnal year, 30th of Phamenoth.
2Thus has delivered into
3the granary of Kom Ombo for the harvest tax
4of the same year for the Om-
5-bites: Sabdaios, son of Pto-
6 lemaios, through Aristokles:
7(artabas wheat:) Ten. Yields in numerals: 10.
9In other words: Ten. Yields in numerals: 10.
10Issued by Harsiesis, son of Harnouphis. 10 artabas, yields 5, yields 19 again.
11Countersigned by Psenesis, son of Glu. 10 artabas, yields 5, yields 10 again.
Places (read out from edition)
  • β̣ωι (places.xml#s11)
  • Ὀμ- -βί̣το̣υ̣ (places.xml#r62)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    600 man Aristokles Ἀριστοκλῆς (partiylly gen. Ἀριστοκλέους) Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios III Euergetes 20 Phamenoth 30 -227 May 12 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







    DatasetID 100245
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03577
    Trismegistos 7355
    Papyri.info trismegistos/7355
    Author Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 100245 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12562), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).