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Ostr. Berlin P. 12675

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12675
Publication Number BGU VI 1444
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]
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1906 and 1908


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 94 mm | 90 mm | 9 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation small break on the left side

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) small bread at the left side
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Artemes sitologos
Comments on Text Layout 7 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Granary receipt for harvest tax (epigraphe)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Granary receipt of the sitologos Artemes, paid by Bienchis, son of Petenephotes for harvest tax. subscript of Artemes, head of the granary
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text date changed on prosographical basis to Ptol. IX!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους λ Μεχεὶρ
2εἰσμεμέτρηκεν εἰς τὸν ἐν Συήνῃ θησαυρὸν
3εἰς τὴν ἐπιγραφὴν τοῦ ατοῦ (ἔτους)
4ὑπὲρ τοῦ τόπου Βιῆγχις
5Πετενεφώτου πυροῦ
6τέταρτον (γίνεται) (πυροῦ) δ´.
7 Ἁρτεμὴς σιτολόγος .
1Year 30, Mecheir.
2Thus has paid to the granary in Syene,
3for the harvest tax (epigraphe) of the same year
4for the land of Bienchis,
5son of Petenephotes, of wheat
6a quarter (of an artaba), = 1/4 wheat.
7Artemes, sitologos.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4013 man Artemes sitologos Ἀρτεμής Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios IX Soter II 30 Mecheir -151 February 27 BCE 151 March 28 CE corr. date according to prosopographical connections of Artemes;




DatasetID 3596
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03596
Trismegistos 4732
Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1444
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3596 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12675), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.