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Ostr. Berlin P. 12613

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12613
Publication Number Lit
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
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 (excavation director)
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 1906


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, yellow brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 84 mm | 120 mm | 7 mm

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Text Layout 11 lines, concave side blank
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11


Text Content

Modern Title Notizen (?)
Text Types
  • (other)
Summary of Content rests of verse or prose and of an account written by five different hands, mention of pastophoroi (?), possible mention of Aeschylus and of a fragment of his works
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Comment on Religion go`s name in line 5 (?)



Transcription Translation Pictures
2ται ἀμφοτ ἀδελ
4νιου παῖ ταῖς δυπ
5παστοφο θσορμγτ
7μωει σαsign 4 obols sign 2 obols σὺν παντέσσι ε Αἰσχ
8σεῦ γὰρ κλέος εὐρ]ὺ κεω
9ης ἐνὶ τέρπεται καρτεγα
10σ]ὺν πάντεσσι θυστλ
11 μεγίστης ετ
2... both brothers ...
3self-accomplishing 1reading not sure, Schubart suggests in his note a form of αὐτόκρανος; cf. l. 7 and Aesch. TrGF III 295 Radt
4 ... boy (?) ... the ...
5 ...pastoforoi ... Thsorm 2meaning unclear; Schubart in his note suspects the name of a god.γτ 3meaning unclear
6 seemed ...
7 ... 4 obols + 2 obols with all 5 Aeschylus ...
8 because your (?) fame is great ...
9 ... rejoice in ...
10 ... with all orgies 4reading θύστλοις (see Schubart`s note ...
11 ... of the greatest ...

1 reading not sure, Schubart suggests in his note a form of αὐτόκρανος; cf. l. 7 and Aesch. TrGF III 295 Radt
2 meaning unclear; Schubart in his note suspects the name of a god.
3 meaning unclear
4 reading θύστλοις (see Schubart`s note
Places (read out from edition)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
-199 BCE -100 BCE palaeographical dating;




DatasetID 392
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 00392
Trismegistos 65591
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Philip Schmitz
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 392 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12613), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Philip Schmitz.