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Ostr. Berlin P. 10697

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10697
Publication Number O.Berlin 22
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 archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
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 partage
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1906 and 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 71 mm | 88 mm | 7 mm
Dating between 21 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 unknown.
Comments on Text Layout 4 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for poll tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Heronnophris has paid 16 Drachmen for poll tax (λαογραφία) for year 7 of Tiberius.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διαγεγράφηκε Ἑροννόφρις
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ ζ (ἔτους) Τιβερίου Καίσαρος
3Σεβαστοῦ Μεσορὴ λ̅
4ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) ιϛ.
1Thus has paid Heronnophris
2for poll tax of the 7th year of Tiberius Caesar
3Augustus, Mesore 30,
416 silver (drachmas).
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
21645 man Heronnophris Ἑροννόφρις pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Tiberius 07 Mesore 30 21 August 23 CE date in text;




DatasetID 2856
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02856
Trismegistos 24414
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.berl;;22
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 2856 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10697), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.