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Ostr. Berlin P. 10703

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10703
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 23
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
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


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 65 mm | 96 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 166 and 167
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation small loss at the lower margin

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) small loss at the lower margin
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, hand of Serenos
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 (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Annius Decimus and his associate tax farmers through the assistant Serenus for an installment of the trade tax, paid by Barbaros, son of Hatpechnoubis and the mother Soeris.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἄννιος Δέκμος μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς
2πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Σερήνου βοηθοῦ . διέγραψεν
3Βάρβα̣[ρο]ς Ἁτπεχνούβιος μητρὸς Σοῆρις ὑπὲρ χ̣ειρωναξίου
4ϛ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς ὀκτὼ ὀβολοὺς δυω 1 l. δύο (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η (διώβολον).
5(ἔτους) ζ Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων τῶν [κυρίων -ca.?- ] κϛ.

1 l. δύο
1Annius Dekmos, tax farmer of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene, through Serenus, assistant. Thus has paid
3Barbaros, son of Hatpechnoubis and the mother Soeris, for trade tax
4of year 6, eight drachmas two obols, = 8 dr. 2 ob.
5Year 7 of Antoninus and Verus Caesares the lords, --- 26.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    24910 man Annius Decimus Ἄννιος Δέκμος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 07 166 CE 167 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 2859
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 02859
    Trismegistos 19130
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_23
    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 2859 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10703), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.