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Ostr. Berlin P. 12598

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12598
Publication Number SB IV 7398
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, light red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 74 mm | 71 mm | 4 mm
Dating between 118 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Sarapion, scribe of Sanmous
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for a statue and a bust of the emperor Hadrian (syneisphora andriantos kai protomes)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of praktor Sanmous through scribe Sarapion for the contribution for a copper statue and a silver bust of emperor Hadrian, paid by Psenchnoubis, son of Peleaias, in second year of Hadrian.
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
1Σανμοῦς πράκτωρ. διέγραψεν Ψεν-
2χνοῦβις Πελαίου ὑπὲρ συνισφο-
3ρᾶς 1l. συνεισφο|ρᾶς ἀνδριάντος χαλκοῦ κ̣α̣ὶ̣ προτομῆς ἀρ-
4γ̣υρᾶς Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
5τοῦ κυρίου ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) δ. (ἔτους) β,
6Παχὼν κθ.

1 l. συνεισφο|ρᾶς
1Sanmous, collector. Thus has paid Psen-
2chnoubis, son of Pelaias, for the contribu-
3tion for a copper statue and a bust of
4silver of Hadrian the lord
5{the lord}, 4 silver dr. Year 2,
6Pachon 29.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26945 man Psenchnoubis, son of Pelaias (rom. Hadrian), Mutter Thinzmentpos Ψενχνοῦβις Πελαίου WO 118:Θιζμεντπῶτος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 02 Mecheir 29 118 February 23 CE date in text, month incertain: Mecheir or Pachon;




DatasetID 3585
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03585
Trismegistos 18045
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;4;7398
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3585 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12598), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.