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Ostr. Torino, Museo Egizio 12689

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Inventory Number Ostr. Torino, Museo Egizio 12689
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
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 find (unspecified)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete.

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 Wide line pitch. The text was placed centered on the potsherd, without lateral margins, but with broad upper and lower margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 0
Column Height (in mm) 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for nḥṱ.t tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Bedja, son of Prahma, is confirmed by Hryothes, son of Esminis, of having paid the nḥṱ.t tax for the 8th regnal year in an amount of 2 kite. The issuance was made on declaration of Psenchonsis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ḥr-wḏꜣ sꜣ Ns-Mn pꜣ nty ḏd n Bḏꜣ (sꜣ)
2Pꜣ-rḥmꜣ ḏı͗=k n=y ḥḏ qd 2.t ẖn nꜣy=k ḥḏ.w
3nḥṱ.t n ḥsb.t 8 n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-šr-Ḫnsw
4r-ḫrw=f n ḥsb.t 9.t ı͗bd 4 ꜣḫ.t sw 15
1Haryothes, son of Esminis, is the one who speaks to Bedja, (son)
2of Prahma: You have given to me 2 silver kite for your
3nḥṱ.t tax for the 8th regnal year. Isseud by Psenchonsis,
4on his declaration, in the 9th regnal year, 15th of Choiak.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
36985 man Bedja, son of of Prahma Bḏꜣ sꜣ Pꜣ-rḥmꜣ (not identified)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 09 Choiak 15 -276 February 8 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;




DatasetID 317948
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317948 (= Ostr. Torino, Museo Egizio 12689), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.