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Ostr. Berlin P. 12212

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12212
Publication Number O.Varia 11A (BGU VI 1355)
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, dark brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 43 mm | 80 mm | 12 mm
Dating between -275 and 225
Criteria for Dating palaeography
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 of Doros
Comments on Text Layout 4 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for the price of beer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for the price of beer for two months, paid by Osoroeris; written by Doros.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1πέπτωκεν παρὰ Ὀσοροήριος
2ζύτου τιμην 1 l. τιμὴ οὗ ἔλαβεν
3τοῦ̣ Μεχὶρ καὶ Φαμενὼθ
4(δραχμαὶ) β. ἔγραψεν Δῶρος.

1 l. τιμὴ
1Thus has been paid by Osoroeris
2the price of beer, which he received
3in Mecheir and Phamenoth,
42 dr. Doros has written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4290 man Doros (logeutes) Δῶρος (partly gen. Δώρου) Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Mecheir 01 -274 BCE -225 BCE palaeographical dating;




DatasetID 3441
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03441
Trismegistos 3007
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;11A
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3441 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12212), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.