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Ostr. Berlin P. 8643

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 8643
Publication Number O.Berlin 28
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) Erman, Adolf
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 1897 and 1897
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 78 mm | 67 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 73 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Praktor Melanthis
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (χειρωναξίου)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the praktor Melanthis for trade tax of year 5 of Vespasian, paid by Pasinou, son of Petorzmethis, with signature of Melanthis.
Location of Composition Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πασεινοῦς Πατερζμήθεως 1corr. Reiter, ed. Πατερμ̣οῦ(θις) Πατερμ̣(ούθιος)
2ὑπὲρ χιρωναξίου 2 l. χει(ρωναξίου) πεμπτους 3 l. πέμπτου ἔτους
3Οὐεσπασειανοῦ 4 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
4Μεσορὴ λ̅ ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς
5εἴκωσει 5 l. εἴκοσι (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ. Μελάνθις6corr. Reiter, ed. Α ̣ ̣ ̣τ( )

1 corr. Reiter, ed. Πατερμ̣οῦ(θις) Πατερμ̣(ούθιος)
2 l. χει(ρωναξίου)
3 l. πέμπτου
4 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ
5 l. εἴκοσι
6 corr. Reiter, ed. Α ̣ ̣ ̣τ( )
1Thus has paid Pasinous, son of Petorzmethis,
1for trade tax of the fifth year
3of Vespasian the lord,
4Mesore 30, silver drachmas
5twenty, = 20 dr. I, Melanthis,
6have written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13140 man Melanthis (son of Hermodotos) praktor Μελανθις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 05 Mesore 30 73 August 23 CE date in text;




DatasetID 2482
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02482
Trismegistos 24420
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.berl;;28
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 2482 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 8643), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.