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Ostr. Berlin P. 12012

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12012
Publication Number BGU VI 1357
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, grey brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 88 mm | 76 mm | 8 mm
Dating between -133 and -132
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, clear, upright, hand unknown
Comments on Text Layout 5 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for beer and natron tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for beer tax (ζυτηρά) and natron tax (νιτρική), paid by Herakleides.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text correction: l. 1: te= te(los)! cf. BGU VI 1358 subscript: A not identified: what is ist?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους λη. τέλος 1ed. τέ(τακται)
2ζυτηρᾶς καὶ νιτρικῆς

1 ed. τέ(τακται)
1Year 38. The tax
2for beer and natron
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4100 man Herakleides (beer+natron tax) Ἡρακλείδης Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios VIII Euergetes II 38 -133 September 25 BCE -132 September 24 BCE date in text;




DatasetID 3399
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03399
Trismegistos 4439
Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1357
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3399 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12012), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.