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Ostr. Berlin P. 12585

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12585
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 12
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) Zucker, Friedrich (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 1907 and 1907


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 62 mm | 49 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 137 and 138
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, hand of praktor Psanmous
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 contribution for river police boats and certificates of billeting (merismos potamophylakidon and diplon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the praktores Psanmous and Petesouchos for contribution for river police boats and certificates of billeting of year 22 of Hadrian, paid by Papremithes, son of Pa--- and the mother Thipsansnos.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ψανμοῦς καὶ Πετεσοῦχος πράκ(τορες). διέ(γραψεν)
2Παπρεμείθης Πα̣- ca. 15? -
3μητρὸς Θιψανσνῶτος ὑπ(ὲρ) μερισμ(οῦ) ποταμο-
4φυλακίδος καὶ διπλῶν κβ (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος
5τοῦ κυρίου (δραχμὰς) δ. -?- (month, day)
1Psanmous and Petesouchos, collectors. Thus has paid
2Papremithes, son of Pa--- and
3the mother Thipsansnos, for contribution of river
4police boats and billeting (of soldiers) of year 22 of Hadrian Caesar
5the lord, 4 dr.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4788 man Papremithes, son of Pa-- and Thipsansnos Παπρεμειθης Πα… Θιψανσνῶτος pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 22 137 August 29 CE 138 August 28 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3583
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03583
Trismegistos 19119
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_12
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3583 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12585), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.