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Ostr. Berlin P. 12013

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12013
Publication Number BGU VI 1467
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) 92 mm | 103 mm | 5 mm
Dating between -99 and -1
Criteria for Dating palaeography
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, cursive, hand unknown
Comments on Text Layout 4 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning a visit
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Letter of Serapion and Orsenouphis to Thiapechnoubis, to come for one night to the guard/fortress?
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 4: phroro
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender women addressee in letter, protitute?
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σεραπίων καὶ Ὀρσενοῦφις
2Θιαπεχνούβι χαίρειν . καλῶς
3ποήσις 1l. ποιήσεις ἀπελεύσῃ νύκταν 2 l. νύκτα
4μίαν ἀπὸ α 3 corr. ex ε ἕως β τοῦ Παοινι 4l. Παῦνι φρωρω 5ed. φρουρω, l. φρουρῷ or φρουρῶ.

1 l. ποιήσεις
2 l. νύκτα
3 corr. ex ε
4 l. Παῦνι
5 ed. φρουρω, l. φρουρῷ or φρουρῶ
1Serapion and Orsenouphis
2to Thiapachnoubis greetings. Please,
3come for one
4night from the 1st to 2nd of Payni to the guard(s).
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26000 man Orsenouphis (letter bgu) Ὀρσενοῦφις pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Payni 01 -99 BCE -1 BCE palaeographical dating, day: May 26;




DatasetID 3400
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03400
Trismegistos 7362
Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1467
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3400 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12013), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.