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Ostr. Berlin P. 323

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 323
Publication Number O.Wilck. 286
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]
Type of Discovery purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Minutoli, Heinrich von
Certainty: high
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 purchase
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1823 and 1823
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Minutoli, Heinrich von
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 138 mm | 70 mm | 7 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface slightly damaged, edges chamfered.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

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) Complete, partly faded.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Late Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Roman Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary, very cursive, hand of scribe of Asinnius
Comments on Text Layout Naroow line pitch. The left-aligned Greek text shows medium left margin, on the right all lines touch the shaped right rim. Medium upper margin. The lower third remains uninscribed except for the Demotic line placed directly below the main text.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 52 0
Column Height (in mm) 91 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 52 x 91 0


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for watch towers (merismos skopelon)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Menophilos Senior, son of Orbaies and his mother Tisatis, and his son Harpaesis are confirmed by the tax farmers Asinnios, son of Didymos, and Amonis of having paid the wach tower tax for the 12th regnal year in an amount of 4 drachmas each. Demotic subscription with the amount in staters.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscription: Amount of payment in stater.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr.***
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀ̣σιννιος Διδύμου1ed. Ἀ̣ ̣ ̣π ̣ος Διδύ(μου)
2καὶ Ἀμῶνις 2l. Ἀμώνιος πράκτορες
3ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ Ἀμμωνίου(?) 3ed. διὰ βοηθ(οῦ).
4διέγραψεν Μηνόφιλος
5μείζων Ὀρβάειδος μητρὸς Τισάτιος
6ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ σκοπέλων ιβ (ἔτους)
7(δραχμὰς) δ, καὶ Ἁρπαῆσις υἱὸς
8ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ σκοπέλων
9 ιβ (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) δ. (ἔτους) ιβ
10Μεχὶρ ιζ̅.

1 ed. Ἀ̣ ̣ ̣π ̣ος Διδύ(μου)
2 l. Ἀμώνιος
3 ed. διὰ βοηθ(οῦ)
11sttr wᶜ
1Asinnios 1Correct reading of the name by Ruth Duttenhöfer, Étude paléographique, in: É. Delange (ed.), Les fouilles francaises d’Éléphantine (Assouan) 1906-1911, Paris 2012, 395-396., son of Didymos
2and Amonis, collectors
3of money taxes at Elephantine through Ammonios(?).
4Thus has paid Menophilos
5Senior, son of Orbais and the mother Tisatis,
6for the contribution for watchtowers of the 12th year,
74 drachmas, and Harpaesis, his son,
8for the contribution for watchtowers
9of the 12th regnal year, 4 drachmas. 12th regnal year,
1017th of Mecheir.
11One Stater.

1 Correct reading of the name by Ruth Duttenhöfer, Étude paléographique, in: É. Delange (ed.), Les fouilles francaises d’Éléphantine (Assouan) 1906-1911, Paris 2012, 395-396.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    575 man Ammonios (praktor mit Asinnius) Ἀμῶνις pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius 12 Mecheir 17 172 February 11 CE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







    DatasetID 100246
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 00670
    Trismegistos 50755
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;286
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic)
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 100246 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 323), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic).