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Ostr. Berlin P. 12678

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12678
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 25
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, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 58 mm | 98 mm | 7 mm
Dating between 118 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 Sanmous for contribution for river police boats of year 2 of Hadrian, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Phanopis (= Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis, O.Wilck. 94?); written by the scribe Sarapion.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text οκ
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σανμοῦς πράκτωρ. διέγραψεν
2Παχνοῦβις Φανώπιος ὑπὲρ
3μερισμοῦ ποταμοφυλακίδος β (ἔτους)
4Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ἀργυρίου
5(δραχμὴν) α (τετρώβολον) Φαμενὼθ κ. Σαραπίων γραμματεὺς
6ἔγραψα .
1Sanmous, collector. Thus has paid
2Pachnoubis, son of Phanopis, for
3the contributions of river police boats of year 2
4of Hadrian the lord, silver
51 dr. 4 ob., Phamenoth 20. Sarapion, scribe,
6I have written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
22685 man Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis Παχνοῦβις Φανώφεως pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 02 Phamenoth 20 118 March 16 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3597
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03597
Trismegistos 19087
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_25
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3597 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12678), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.