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Ostr. Berlin P. 12620

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12620
Publication Number BGU VI 1462
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) Rubensohn, Otto (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 1906 and 1906


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, grey brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 83 mm | 52 mm | 10 mm
Dating between -153 and -142
Criteria for Dating date in text, paleography
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Surface abraded

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) surface abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Notification of taxable land on basis of land survey
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | administrative document
Summary of Content Notification on basis of the land survey (geometria) of taxable land of 1/4 + 1/8 aroura issued to ---tis, son of Smetis, through Asklepiades, son of Aristopolis. receipt of measurement in Greek language
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text cf. R. Duttenhöfer, 30. Congress of Papyrology Paris, 2022
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους κη Παχὼν. ἀναφέρε̣ι̣ν̣
2ἐκ γε̣ο̣μ̣ε̣τρίας 1l. [γ]εωμετρίας τοῦ αὐτοῦ (ἔτους)
3 ̣ ̣ ̣τις Σμήθιος
4ἰδίας διʼ Ἀσκληπιάδου Ἀριστο-
5πόλιος (ἀρούρας) δ´ η´ (γίνεται) δ´ η´.
6Π̣ο̣λ? .

1 l. [γ]εωμετρίας
1Year 28, Pachon. Notify
2on basis of the survey of the same year:
3---tis, son of Zmetis,
4of privately owned land, through Asklepiades, son of Aristo-
5polis, 1/4 and 1/8 of an aroura, = 1/4, 1/8.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
25795 man ---tis, son of Zmetis …τις Σμήθιος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios VI Philometor 28 Pachons -153 May 28 BCE -153 June 26 BCE date in text, emperor incertain, alternative dates;




DatasetID 3588
last Change 16.08.2022
Berlpap 03588
Trismegistos 4744
Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1462
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3588 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12620), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.