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Ostr. Berlin P. 12200

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_003438.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12200
Publication Number BGU VI 1316
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) 59 mm | 47 mm | 6 mm
Dating between -102 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation lower left corner broken off

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) lower left corner broken off
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive, hand of 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 on fishermen
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Bank receipt of Ammonios for the quarter of the fishermen, paid by Psenpoeris, son of Pasenis for the month Tybi; with signature of Ammonios the banker
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 6 Name des Vater Pasenios
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους ιε τοῦ καὶ ιβ
2Τῦβι τέτακται ἐπὶ τὴν
3ἐν Συήνῃ τράπεζαν ἐφʼ ἧς Ἀμμώνιος
4εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ (ἔτος) (τετάρτης) ἁλιέων
5Ἐλεφαντίνης εἰς Τῦβι
6Ψενποῆρις Πασήνιος 1ed. Πασήμιος
7χαλκοῦ οὗ λλαγὴ χίλιας μ
8(γίνονται) Αμ. Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης .

1 ed. Πασήμιος
1Year 15 = 12,
2Tybi. Thus has paid to the
3bank in Syene, of which Ammonios is in charge,
4for the same year, for the quarter of the fishermen
5at Elephantine, for Tybi,
6Psenpoeris, son of Pasenis,
7copper plus agio thousand 40 (drachmas),
8= 1040. Ammonios, banker.
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=12 Tybi -102 January 16 BCE -102 February 14 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 3438
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03438
    Trismegistos 4573
    Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1316
    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 3438 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12200), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.