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Ostr. Berlin P. 4168

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 4168
Publication Number O.Wilck. 296
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 find or purchase
Certainty: high
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 25 12 1889 and
Finder (= First Purchaser) (unknown)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution (unknown)
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 25 12 1889 and 1889
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Wiedemann, Alfred
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 94 mm | 91 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 178 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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) broken at right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Minucius Niger
Comments on Text Layout 8 lines, right side broken off, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for Behen nuts
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ulpius Cerealis and Domitius, son of Domitius, tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Minucius Niger, for the third of behen-nuts, delivered (in kind: matia) by Tametis, in year 18 of Commodus.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. name: Tametis, tax: trites [nom() myrob()], date: year 18!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender woman as taxpayer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κερεᾶλις καὶ Δομίτιος
2Δομιτίου μισθωταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλ(ης) Σοή(νης) διὰ
3Μινουκίου Νίγερος βοη̣θ̣οῦ. ἐμέτρησεν
4Ταμῆτις 1ed. Ταμῦτις ὑπὲρ τρίτη̣ς̣ νομ(οῦ) μυρο(βαλάνου) 2ed. τρίτω[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
5γενήματος ιζ (ἔτους) ὀνόματος Π ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
6ματίου ἕκτον δωδέκατον (γίνονται)
7ματίου ϛ´ ιβ´. (ἔτους) ιη Ἀντωνίνου
8Μεσορὴ ἐπαγομένων ̣.

1 ed. Ταμῦτις
2 ed. τρίτω[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
1Ulpius Cerealis and Domitius,
2Domitius, tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through
3Minucius Niger, assistant. Thus has delivered
4Tametis, for the third of the nome for behen-nuts
5of the harvest of year 17, on account of P---
6one sixth and one thwelfth of a mation, =
71/6 1/12 mat. Year 18 of Antoninus,
8Mesore epagomene ?.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή(νης) (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    26435 man Domitius, son of Domitius, misthotes Δομίτιος Δομιτίου Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Commodus 18 Epagomenen 178 August 24 CE 178 August 28 CE date in text, year corrected: 18 of Commodus Zur Datierung vgl. K. A. Worp, Komm. zu O.Cair. 75, 1 = BL VIII 539.;




    DatasetID 1226
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 01226
    Trismegistos 76859
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck.;296
    Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 1226 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 4168), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.