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Ostr. Berlin P. 12010

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12010
Publication Number BGU VI 1351 = O.Varia 1A
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
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


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 112 mm | 98 mm | 11 mm
Dating between -243 and -218
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range 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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, fine ptolemaic cursive, written with kalamos, hand unknown
Comments on Text Layout 8 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for pasture tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Bank receipt for pasture tax (ἐννόμιον) of year 5 (of Ptolemy IV?), paid by 5 men with Greek names. No signature.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους ε ἐπαγομένων
2β τέτακται τὸ καθῆκον
3ἐννόμιον τοῦ αὐτοῦ ε̣
4ἔτους Πρωτόμαχο̣ς̣
5καὶ Λυκομήδης,
1Year 5, epagomenai
22. Thus has paid the proper
3tax for pasture of the same 5th
4year, Protomachos
5and Lykomedes,
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4263 man Hermodotos ptol Ἑρμόδοτος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios IV Philopator 05 Epagomenen 02 -218 October 13 BCE date in text, financial year, emperor incertain, cf. BL X 117;




DatasetID 3398
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03398
Trismegistos 2996
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;1A
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3398 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12010), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.