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Ostr. Berlin P. 12065

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12065
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 33
Current Location exhibition | Neues Museum, Berlin
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, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 59 mm | 85 mm | mm
Dating between 142 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 unknown
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Permission granted to engage in prostitution
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for the permission to engage in prostitution, given out by the tax farmers (telonai) of the tax for prostitution to Thinmareine; with signature of Brasidius Valens.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as taxpayer, prostitute, slave?
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῶι τελῶναι
2ἑταιρικοῦ Θινμαρείνῃ χαίρειν .
3συνεχωρήσαμέν σοι ἑταιρεῖν
4τῇ κϛ τοῦ Θὼθ τοῦ ϛ (ἔτους) Ἀντωνείνου
5Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου. Θὼθ κϛ.
6 Β̣ρα̣σ̣ί̣διος Οὐάλης σεσημίωμαι 1 l. σεσημείωμαι .

1 l. σεσημείωμαι
1Ammonios and his associate collectors
2for the tax on prostitutes to Thinmareine greetings.
3We have given permission for you to engage in prostitution
4on the 16th of Thoth of the 6th year of Antoninus
5Caesar the lord, Thoth 26.
6(2. Hand) Brasidius Valens, I have signed.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
18465 man Ammonios telones pentekostes Ἀμμώνιος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 06 Thoth 26 142 September 23 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3427
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03427
Trismegistos 19095
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_33
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3427 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12065), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.