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Ostr. Berlin P. 10723

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_002867.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10723
Publication Number O.Berlin 46
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]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
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
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Abd el Megid (Luxor)


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 100 mm | 111 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 161 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 scribe Pachnoubis boethos
Comments on Text Layout 9 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (χειρωναξίου)
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Pachnoubis, for trade tax (χειρωνάξιον), paid by Ammonios, son of Sarapion and the mother Thinzmethis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text l. 4 kleine Änderung
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κερεᾶλις μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς
2πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Παχνουβις 1 l. Παχνούβιος βοηθοῦ.
3διέγραψεν Ἀμμωνις 2 l. Ἀμμώνιος Σεραπίωνος μητρὸς Θινζμήτιος
4ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου α (ἔτους) δραχμὰς δώδεκα ὀβολοὺς <δύο> 3ed. ὀβο(λοὺς) β, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ (διώβολον).
5(ἔτους) β Αὐτοκράτορος Καίσαρος Μάρκου
6Αὐρηλίου Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος
7Σεβαστοῦ καὶ Αὐτοκράτορος Καίσαρος
8Λουκίου Αὐρηλίου Οὐήρου
9Σεβαστοῦ Φαῶφι ι̅β̅.

1 l. Παχνούβιος
2 l. Ἀμμώνιος
3 ed. ὀβο(λοὺς) β
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene through the assistant Pachompsachis.
3Thus has paid Ammonios, son of Sarapion and the mother Thinzmetis,
4for trade tax of year 1 twelve drachmas (two) obols, = 12 dr 2 ob.
5Year 2 of Imperator Caesar Marcus
6Aurelius Antoninus Caesar
7Augustus and Imperator Caesar
8Lucius Aurelius Verus
9Augustus, Phaophi 12.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12575 man Ammonios, son of Sarapion and Thinzmethis Αμμωνιος Σεραπίωνος Θινζμήτιος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 02 Phaophi 12 161 October 9 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 2867
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 02867
    Trismegistos 24439
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.berl;;46
    Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 2867 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10723), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning.