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Ostr. Berlin P. 12605

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12605
Publication Number Lit
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
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)
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, yellow brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 68 mm | 128 mm | 13 mm
Dating between -305 and 1000
Criteria for Dating palaeography

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Text Layout 10 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10


Text Content

Modern Title Glossary (school text)
Text Types
  • literary | poetry
  • scientific | writing exercise
Summary of Content glossary (school exercise) with quotations of Homer, Odyssey 11, 311 and 21, 390–391; Antimachus vi p. 250 Powell; Hipponax Fr. 49 West.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: low)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language



Transcription Translation Pictures
2 φανηε
3 πτερὰ ἠιωροῦντο
4 ἐνεσείατο δέ σφιν δε α
5σοῦσα· σχοινία. Ὁμήρου· κεῖτο δ' ὑπ' αἰθούσηι σοῦσον
6νεὸς ἀμφιελίσσης βύβλινον, ὧι τ' ἐπέδησε θύρας, ἐς δ' ἤλυθεν αὐτός, Ἀντιμάχου· ἐν δ' ἱστὸν θῆκεν, λαίφεσι δ
8λινέοις σοῦσα ἐτίθει παντοῖα θεά, πόδας ἠδε κάλωας,
9ἐν δ' ὑπέρας στρεπτὰς ὅπλά τε πάντα νεός. ὧρος·
10ἐνιαυτός. ἐννέωροι γὰρ τοίγε, Ἱππονάκτος· πονηρός
11οι πάντας Ἀσωποδώρου παῖδα
3... they raised (the wings?) ...
4... but he appeared (?) to them ...
5σοῦσα: ropes. In Homer 1Hom. Od. 21, 390-391: 'under the porch there was a papyrus rope
6of a curved ship, with which he tied the doors, then
7he entered'; in Antimachus2fr. vi Powell p. 250: 'she set the mast, for the flax sails
8then put all sorts of rope the goddess, sheets and reefing ropes,
9the twisted braces and all the ship's equipment'. ὧρος:
10year. 3Hom. Od. 11, 311'in fact these nine years'; in Hipponax 4fr. 49 West: 'bad
11... all the son of Asopodorus ... '

1 Hom. Od. 21, 390-391
2 fr. vi Powell p. 250
3 Hom. Od. 11, 311
4 fr. 49 West
Places (read out from edition)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
-299 BCE -200 BCE palaeographical dating;




DatasetID 3587
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03587
Trismegistos 61222
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer, Philip Schmitz
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3587 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12605), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer, Philip Schmitz.