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Ostr. Berlin P. 9502

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 9502
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) 82 mm | 68 mm | 11 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 Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The right-aligned text was placed centered onto the surface of the potsherd, with broad upper, lower and right margins. The line endings come up to the left rim.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 52 0
Column Height (in mm) 41 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 52 x 41 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for nḫṱ.t tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Pachnoumis, son of his mother Tapoeris, is confirmed by Parates of having paid the nḥṱ.t tax for the 17th regnal year in an amount of 1 kite.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Pa-H̱nm mw.t=f Ta-Pꜣ-wr ḥḏ qd 1
2 n ḥḏ nḥṱ.t 1Vleeming, Ostraka Varia (1994), 20 Anm. 44: nḥṱ(?): Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 672. n ḥsb.t 17 n-ḏr.t Pa-rṱ
3n ḥsb.t 17 ı͗bd 2 šmw sw 28

1 Vleeming, Ostraka Varia (1994), 20 Anm. 44: nḥṱ(?): Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 672.
1Thus has brought Pachnoumis, (son) of his mother Tapoeris: 1 (silver) kite
2 (for) the nḫt.t tax (for) the 17th(?) regnal year. Issued by Parates
3in the 17th(?) regnal year, 28th of Payni.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
1375 man Pachnoumis, son of his mother Tapoeris Pa-H̱nm mw.t=f Ta-PꜢ-wr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 17 Payni 28 -268 August 18 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100247
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 51703
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100247 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 9502), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.