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Ostr. Berlin P. 12669

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12669
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 26
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 1908


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 63 mm | 83 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 124 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

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 documentary, roman cursive, 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 river police boats (merismos potamophylakidon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Pachompatenephotes for contribution for river police boats of year 8 of Hadrian, paid by Panes, son of Zmenpos and Senzmethis; written by the scribe Sarapion.
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
1Παχομπατενεφώτης πράκτωρ διὰ Σαραπίων
2γραμματεὺς. διέγραψεν Πάνης Ζμετπῶτος
3μητρὸς Σενζμήθιος ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ποταμοφυλακίδος
4η (ἔτους) ῥυπ(αροὺς) ὀβολ(οὺς) δέκα . (ἔτους) η
5Ἁδ̣ρ̣ιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου Παῦ-
6νι κθ.
1Pachompatenephotes, collector, through Sarapion,
2scribe. Thus has paid Panes, son of Zmenpos
3and the mother Senzmethis, for the contributions of river police boats
4of year 8, ten obols brutto. Year 8
5of Hadrian the lord, Pay-
6ni 29.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4733 man Pachompetenephotes praktor Παχομπατενεφώτης Παχομπετενεφώτης Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 08 Payni 29 124 June 23 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3593
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03593
Trismegistos 19088
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3593 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12669), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.