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Ostr. Berlin P. 12193

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12193
Publication Number BGU XX 2849
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]
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
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, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 68 mm | 58 mm | 8 mm
Dating between 18 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation upper left 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) upper left corner broken off
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of banker Ammonios?
Comments on Text Layout 9 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for date palms (akrodrya)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Bank receipt of Ammonios for akrodrya with signature of Ammonios the banker, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Peteharsnouphis for land of the size of a half and 1/16 and 1/32 aroura.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους ε Τιβερίου Καί-
2σαρος Σεβαστοῦ μηνὸς
3Νέου Σεβαστοῦ ιθ. τέτα-
4κται ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Συήν
5τράπεζαν ἐφ’ ἧς Ἀμμώνιος εἰς
6τὸ δ (ἔτος) ἀκροδρύων
7Παχνοῦβις Πετεαρσνούφεως
8 (ἥμισυ) ις´ λβ´
9Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης.
1[Year 5] of Tiberius Cae-
2sar Augustus, in the month
3Neos Sebastos 19. Thus has
4paid to the bank in Syene
5of which Ammonios is in charge, for
6year 4 for the tax on fruit trees,
7Pachnoubis, son of Peteharsnouphis,
8a half and 1/16 and 1/32 aroura.
9Ammonios, banker.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4751 man Ammonios banker (roman) Ἀμμώνιος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Tiberius 05 Neos Sebastos 19 18 November 15 CE date in text;




DatasetID 6562
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 06562
Trismegistos 316211
Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;20;2849
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 6562 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12193), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.