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Ostr. Berlin P. 12047

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_003422.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12047
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 28
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
Certainty: high
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) 81 mm | 91 mm | 7 mm
Dating between 145 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, hand of scribe 1 of Soter + Papremithes
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Soter and Papremithes, praktores argyrikon of Elephantine for merismos of year 8, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and Thipsansnos.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σωτὴρ καὶ Παπρεμίθης πράκτορες
2ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης . διέγραψεν Πα-
3χνοῦβις Πετορζμήθου μη-
4τρὸς Θιψανσνῶτες μερισμὸν
5(ἔτους) η Ἀντωνίνου τοῦ κυρίου
6(δραχμὰς) γ (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) θ Θὼθ ια.
1Soter and Papremithes, collectors
2of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid
3Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and the mother
4Thipsansnos, for the contribution
5of year 8 of Antoninus the lord,
63 dr. 1/2 ob. Year 9, Thoth 11.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    24955 man Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and Tipsansnos Παχνοῦβις Πετορζμήθου Τιψανσνωτος Παχνοῦμις ca. 6ο̣υ̣ μητρὸς Σενψανσνῶτ̣(ος) (old.) Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 09 Thoth 11 145 September 8 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 3422
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03422
    Trismegistos 19090
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_28
    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 3422 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12047), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.