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Ostr. Berlin P. 12206

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12206
Publication Number BGU XX 2873
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) 58 mm | 72 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 100 and 299
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex/concave
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown
Comments on Text Layout Innenseite: 7 Z.; Außenseite: 3 Z.; andere Seite: Fortsetzung des Textes
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7 3
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Report on the activities of a woman (prostitute?)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • (other)
Summary of Content Report on the activities of a woman on two consecutive days, who seems have drunk with men.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3-4 name: Pat-tiptes; other names incertain. woman wife or prostitute?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender woman as wife of prostitute?
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ζ. ἡ γυνή σου Γ̣ε̣{λ̣}λ̣-
2λ̣{λ̣}οῦς ἔπινε με-
3τὰ τοῦ χωλοῦ Πατ-
4τιπτες. 1l. Πατσίβτιος; ed. Ποῦ̣τ̣-τι Π̣τές η. ὁμοί-
5ως ἔπινε μετὰ
7ἀπ’ 2 l. ἀφ’ ὥρ̣ας η̣

1 l. Πατσίβτιος; ed. Ποῦ̣τ̣-τι Π̣τές
2 l. ἀφ’
8ἔσχικαν 1l. ἐσχήκασι, or ἔσχηκεν τὸ κρα-
9βάττιόν σου καὶ
10τὴν ὑδρίαν.

1 l. ἐσχήκασι, or ἔσχηκεν
1On the 7th. Your wife (or woman?) Gell
2ous drank with
3the lame Pat-
4siptis. On the 8th: Similarly,
5she drank with
7from the 8th hour.
8They got your
9bed and
10the jar.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26955 woman Gellous Γελλους? pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
175 CE 250 CE palaeographical dating;




DatasetID 6563
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 06563
Trismegistos 316236
Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;20;2873
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 6563 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12206), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.