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Ostr. Berlin P. 10731

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10731
Publication Number O.Berlin 39
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, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 74 mm | 103 mm | 7 mm
Dating between 138 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 Pachompsachis.
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 Iulios Sabinos and associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene through the assistant Pachompsachis, for trade tax (χειρωνάξιον), paid by Harpaesis, son of Phanophis and the mother Tachomtbekis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἰούλιος Σαβῖνος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτ
2ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ
3Παχο̣μψαχις 1 l. Παχομψάχιος βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Ἁρ-
4παῆσις Φανῶφις 2l. Φανῶφιος μητρὸς Τα-
5χομτβῆκις 3 l. Τα|χομτβῆκιος ὑπὲρ χειροναξίου ιθ (ἔτους)
6Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
7ἐπὶ λόγου ῥυπαρὰς δραχμὰς ὀκτώ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η.
8(ἔτους) κβ Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
9Παχὼν γ̅.

1 l. Παχομψάχιος
2 l. Φανῶφιος
3 l. Τα|χομτβῆκιος
1Iulius Sabinus and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene through
3Pachompsachis, assistant. Thus has paid Har-
4paesis, son of Phanophis and the mother Ta-
5chomtbekis, for trade tax of year 19
6of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
7on account, eight drachmas brutto, = 8 dr.
8Year 22 of Hadrian the lord,
9Pachon 3.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12440 man Harpaesis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis Harpaesis Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 22 Pachons 03 138 April 28 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 2870
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 02870
    Trismegistos 24431
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.berl;;39
    Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 2870 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10731), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning.