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Ostr. Berlin P. 12205

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_003439.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12205
Publication Number O.Varia 31 A (BGU VI 1305)
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, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 38 mm | 71 mm | 10 mm
Dating between -275 and -225
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and bottom

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) broken at left and bottom
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, fine ptolemaic cursive, hand unknown.
Comments on Text Layout 5 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for date palms (akrodrya)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Bank receipt of the banker Antigenes (?) for the tax on palm trees on the west bank of the Nile (Libye).
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok, name of banker incertain?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) ̣ ̣ Ἐπεὶφ ια. ἐπὶ τὴν
2ἐν Συήνηι τρ̣άπεζαν ἐφʼ ἧς Ἀντ̣ι̣γ̣έ̣νη̣ς
3 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ἀκροδρύων Λιβύης
4- ca.13 -ετους ̣ ̣
5- ca.24 - ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
1Year ?, Epeiph 11. (Thus has paid) into the
2bank in Syene, of which Antigenes is in charge,
3--- for the tax on palm trees on the west bank
4--- year
Places (read out from edition)
  • Λιβύης (places.xml#121)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4299 man Antigenes banker Ἀντιγένης Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaic dynasty ? Epeiph 11 -274 BCE -225 BCE paleographical dating;




    DatasetID 3439
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03439
    Trismegistos 3028
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;31A
    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 3439 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12205), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.