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Ostr. Berlin P. 12564

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_003579.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12564
Publication Number BGU VI 1307
Current Location missing | probably wartime loss
Comments on Inventory registered as missing during revision (1963)
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) Zucker, Friedrich (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 1907 and 1907


Object Type ostracon
Dating between -86 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation (undecidable)

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 missing
Comments on Text Layout 7 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
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 Ammonios for akrodrya with signature of Ammonios the banker, paid by Taponraus, daughter of Tares.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender woman as taxpayer, with mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους λβ Θωῦθ τέτακται
2ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Συήνῃ τράπεζαν ἐφʼ ἧς
3Ἀμμώνιος εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ (ἔτος) ἀκροδρύων
4Ταπονρ̣α̣ῦς Ταρεους
5χαλκοῦ οὗ ἀλλαγὴ χιλίας ψν (γίνονται) Αψν.
6Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης .
7Σαραπίων(?) Βρ.
1Year 32, Thoth. Thus has paid
2to the bank in Syene, for which
3Ammonios is in charge, for the same year, for the tax on palm trees,
4Taponraus, daughter of Tares,
5copper with agio one thousand 750, = 1750.
6Ammonios, banker.
7Sarap(ion?), 2100.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνῃ (places.xml#8)

    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 IX Soter II 32 Thoth -86 September 14 BCE -86 October 13 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 3579
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03579
    Trismegistos 4564
    Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1307
    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 3579 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12564), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.