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Ostr. Berlin P. 12177

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12177
Publication Number BGU VI 1379
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, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 105 mm | 78 mm | 9 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 9 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
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 building of ships (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 τοῦ καὶ η
2Ἐπεὶφ ιγ. τέτακται ἐπὶ τὴν
3ἐν Συήνηι τράπεζαν ἐφʼ ἧς Ἀμμώνιος
4εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ (ἔτος) ἐπισκευῆς 1 ed. ̣ ̣(?); cf. Berlin P. 12001 πλοίων
5Πετεσοῦχος καὶ
6Ἕρμ̣ι̣π̣π̣ο̣ς χαλκοῦ οὗ ἀλλαγὴ
8(γίνονται) Ε. Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης.
9Ἀρχίαι (τάλαντον) α.

1 ed. ̣ ̣(?); cf. Berlin P. 12001
1Eleventh and 8th year,
2Epeiph 13. Thus has paid to the
3bank in Syene, of which Ammonios is in charge,
4for the same year for the building of ships,
5Petesouchos and
6Hermippos, copper plus agio
7five thousand,
8= 5000. Ammonios, banker.
9To Archias, 1 tal.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνηι (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 Epeiph 13 -106 July 28 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 3435
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03435
    Trismegistos 4678
    Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1379
    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 3435 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12177), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.