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Ostr. Berlin P. 12014

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_003401.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12014
Publication Number BGU VI 1315
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) 61 mm | 110 mm | 5 mm
Dating between -103 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface damaged on right side

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) surface damaged on right side
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic, hand of Ammonios the banker
Comments on Text Layout 7 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Tax receipt for the quarter for fishermen of Elephantine
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Bank receipt of Ammonios for the quarter of the fishermen, paid by Psenpoeris, son of Pasenis, for the month Choiak 1040 dr., including surcharge 1245 dr.; with signature of Ammonios the banker.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text Problem Sokrat
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους ιε τοῦ καὶ ιβ Χοία̣χ
2τέτακται ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Συήνῃ τράπεζαν ἐφʼ ἧς Ἀμμώνιος
3εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ (ἔτος) (τετάρτης) ἁλιέων Ἐλεφαντίνης
4Ψενποῆρις Πασήνιος εἰς Χοίαχ
5Σωκράτης (?) πρη? χαλκοῦ οὗ ἀλλαγὴ χιλίας μ
6(γίνονται) Αμ. Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης
1Year 15 = 12, Choiak.
2Thus has paid to the bank in Syene, of which Ammonios is in charge,
3for the same year for the quarter of the fishermen at Elephantine,
4Psenpoeris, son of Pasenis, for Choiak,
5for Sokrates (?) pre(?) copper plus agio thousand 40 (dr.),
6= 1040. Ammonios, banker.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνῃ (places.xml#8)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4005 man Ammonios (Trapezit) Ἀμμώνιος = Ἀμώνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios X Alexander I 15=12 Choiak -103 December 17 BCE -102 January 15 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 3401
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03401
    Trismegistos 4572
    Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1315
    Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 3401 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12014), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.