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Ostr. Berlin P. 340

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 340
Publication Number O.Wilck. 137
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 (unknown)
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) (unknown)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1879 and
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Travers, Consul Gustav
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 128 and 128
Criteria for Dating date in text, and parallels
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right, surface covered with residue

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Triadelphos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for enrollment in a priestly office (eiskritikon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Triadelphos for eiskrition (fee for the enrollment into a priestly office), paid by Petorzmethis, Sohn des Harpaesis, pastophoros of the god Ammon in year 10 of Trajan.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text small corr. text after WO 136! date year 10 = 125-126
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)
Comment on Religion pastophoros of Ammon, the greatest god



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Τριάδελφος πράκτωρ. διέγραψ(εν) Πετορ-
2ζμῆθις Ἁρπαήσιος παστοφόρος
3Ἀμμῶνος θεοῦ μεγίσ(του) ὑπ(ὲρ) εἰσκ(ριτικοῦ)
4δραχμὰς ὀκτο 1l. ὀκτώ τριόβολον 2 l. τριώβολ(ον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η (τριώβολον). (ἔτους) ι Ἁδριανοῦ
5Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣

1 l. ὀκτώ
2 l. τριώβολ(ον)
1Triadelphos, collector. Thus has paid Petor-
2zmethis, son of Harpaesis, shrine-bearer
3of Ammon the great god, for the enrollment fee
4eight drachmas three obols, = 8 dr. 3 ob. Year 10 of Hadrian
5Caesar the lord (month, day).
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26620 not applicable Ammon, god Ἄμμων pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 10 125 CE 126 CE date in text, corr. according to WO 136, year 10 Hadrian.;




DatasetID 307120
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 00681
Trismegistos 76710
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;137
Author Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307120 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 340), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.