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Ostr. Berlin P. 12701

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12701
Publication Number BGU VI 1358
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]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
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, grey brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 60 mm | 73 mm | 7 mm
Dating between -120 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
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) complete
State of Preservation (Text) surface abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic, hand unknown
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 beer and natron tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for beer tax (ζυτηρά) and natron tax (νιτρική), paid by Segothis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender woman as taxpayer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους ν Παχὼν
2τ̣έ̣τακται τὸ γινόμενον τέλ̣ος̣
3ζυτυρᾶς 1 l. ζυτηρᾶς καὶ νιτρικῆς
4Σεγῶθι̣ς̣ τῆς (ἑξα)μήνου
5χαλκοῦ ρκ.

1 l. ζυτηρᾶς
1Year 50, Pachon ?
2Thus has paid the proper fee
3for beer and natron tax
4Segothis for a period of 6 months
5copper 120.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4101 man Segothis Σεγωθι̣ς pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios VIII Euergetes II 50 Pachons -120 May 20 BCE -120 June 18 BCE date in text;




DatasetID 3604
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03604
Trismegistos 4585
Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1358
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3604 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12701), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.