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Ostr. Berlin P. 12695

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12695
Publication Number O.Varia 17 = BGU VI 1329
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]
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) 69 mm | 160 mm | 8 mm
Dating between -251 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation lower right corner broken off

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) Broken at lower right corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Text Layout 5 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Doros for salt tax of year 35, paid by Smet, son of Belles, and his mother Tiys, with subscript of Petepiphis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 2: name Zmet, son of Belles (instead of Smetbelles)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother as taxpayer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) λε Παρμοῦθι κζ. ἔχει Δῶρος πα̣ρ̣ὰ̣
2Σμητ Βελλῆτος 1ed. Σμητβελλῆτος καὶ μητρὸς
3Τι̣ῦ̣τος ἁλικῆς τοῦ λε ἔτους (δραχμὴν) α (τριώβολον).
4 διὰ Πετεπίφιος ἁλικῆς
5τοῦ (ἔτους) λε (δραχμὴν) α (τριώβολον).

1 ed. Σμητβελλῆτος
1Year 35, Pharmouthi 27. Doros has received from
2Smet, son of Belles, and for the mother
3Tiys, for salt tax of year 35, 1 dr. and 3 ob.
4(2. h.) through Petepiphis, for salt tax
5of year 35 1 dr. 3 ob.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4290 man Doros (logeutes) Δῶρος (partly gen. Δώρου) Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 35 Pharmuthi 27 -251 June 18 BCE date in text, dating according to the financial year;




DatasetID 3602
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03602
Trismegistos 3013
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;17
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3602 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12695), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.