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Ostr. Berlin P. 12149

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12149
Publication Number inedited (to be published in BGU)
Current Location magazine | ostraca depository
Publication Status unpublished

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
Dating between 146 and 147
Criteria for Dating date according to tax collector's time of office
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left, top and right

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) All line beginnings and endings broken off in undetermined extent.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Late Demotic
Script, additional B Late Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachnoubis
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface of the (preserved) potsherd.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 70 0
Column Height (in mm) 62 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance x+70+y x 62 0


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the 4 praktores Hermogenes, Germanos, Serapion and Papremithes for contribution of year 10 of Antoninus, paid by Petephaus, son of Petephaus and the mother Thinzmentpos, with signature of the scribe Pachnoubis signing for Papremithes?. Demotic subscription: Payer with parental filiation, possibly amount (damaged)
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscription: Payer with parental filiation, possibly amount (damaged)
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12660 man Germanos praktor Γερμανος Latin
4144 man Hermogenes praktor 2 Ἑρμογένης Greek, Ancient
13710 man Pachnoumis, son of Petosorsmetis (boethos) Παχνουβις; Pa-Hnm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı-Wsır-ns-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian
4492 man Papremithes praktor Παπρεμειθης Greek, Ancient
12875 man Petephaus, son of Petephaus and the mother Thinzmenpos Pꜣ-ḏı-pꜣ-ḥwṱ sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı-pꜣ-ḥwṱ mw.t=f Ta-n-Ns-mtr-pꜣ-ꜥꜣ pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek
23465 man Sarap(ammon?) praktor mit Hermogenes et al. Σεραπ() Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 10 146 CE 147 CE date according to the collectors time of office;



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 311131
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 09990
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 311131 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12149), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic).