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Ostr. Berlin P. 12016

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12016
Publication Number BGU VI 1378
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) 107 mm | 107 mm | 7 mm
Dating between -106 and
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, rapid ptolemaic cursive, hand of the banker Ammonios
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 tax for the building of ships (trite episkeues ploion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Bank receipt of Ammonios for the third for the building of ships (trite episkeues ploion), paid by Hermippos and Petesouchos, with signature of Ammonios the banker. Another bank clerk might be mentioned at last with the amount including surcharges.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text for the tax title cf. O.Berlin P. 12001
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους ἑνδεκάτου το 1 l. τοῦ καὶ ὀγδοον 2l. ὀγδόου
2Τῦβι. τέτακται ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Συή-
3νηι τράπεζαν ἐφʼ ἧς Ἀμμώνιος εἰς τὸ
4αὐτὸ (ἔτος) (τρίτης) ἐπισκευῆς 3ed. ε ̣ ̣(?); cf. Berlin P. 12001 πλοίων Ἕρμ̣ι̣π̣π̣ο̣ς
5καὶ Πετεσοῦχος χαλκοῦ οὗ ἀλλαγὴ
6τάλαντα τρία δισχιλίας
7(γίνονται) (τάλαντα) γ 'Β. Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης.
8Φανία̣ι (τάλαντα) δ.

1 l. τοῦ
2 l. ὀγδόου
3 ed. ε ̣ ̣(?); cf. Berlin P. 12001
1In the eleventh and eighth year,
2Tybi. Thus has paid to the bank in
3Syene, of which Ammonios is in charge, for the
4same year, for the third for the building of ships, Hermippos
5and Petesouchos copper plus agio
6talents three, two thousand (dr.),
7= 3 tal. 2000. Ammonios, banker.
8to Phanias, 4 tal.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Συή- νηι (places.xml#8)
  • Ἀμμώνιος (places.xml#4005)

    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 11=8 Tybi -106 January 17 BCE -106 February 15 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 3403
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03403
    Trismegistos 4677
    Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1378
    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 3403 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12016), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.