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Ostr. Berlin P. 12186

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_003436.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12186
Publication Number BGU VI 1318
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, grey brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 93 mm | 108 mm | 10 mm
Dating between -99 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface abraded and damaged.

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 and abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic, hand of Ammonios the banker
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
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 Receipt of Ammonios, banker of the bank of Syene, for tetarte halieon of Elephantine, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Psenpoeris, with signature of Ammonios and the total of the amount paid including 20 % (Agio and charges)
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους ιε Ἐπεφ. τέτακται
2ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Συήνῃ τράπεζαν ἐφʼ ἧς
3Ἀμμώνιος εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ (ἔτος) (τετάρτης) ἁλιέων Ἐλεφαντίνης
4Παχνοῦβις Ψενποήριος χαλκοῦ οὗ ἀλλαγὴ
5δισχιλίας (γίνονται) Β. Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης.
6Ψ̣ε̣νπ̣ο̣ῆρις Βυ.
1Year 15, Epeiph. Thus has paid
2to the bank in Syene, whose manager is
3Ammonios, for the same year for the quarter of the fishermen of Elephantine,
4Pachnoubis, son of Psenpoeris, copper plus agio
5two thousand, = 2000. Ammonios, banker.
6Psenpoeris, 2400.
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 Epeiph -99 July 14 BCE -99 August 12 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 3436
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03436
    Trismegistos 4575
    Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1318
    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 3436 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12186), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.