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Ostr. Berlin P. 7865

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 7865
Publication Number O.Wilck. 1267
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 1891 and
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Stübel, Alphons
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating of Object AD 71 - 72 / Vespasianus, Reg,.Jahr 03
Dating between 71 and 72
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, hand of Melanthis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for an unidentified tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Melanthis for unknown tax of the fourth year of Vespasian, with signature of Melanthis, paid by NN, son of Sarapion
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok (incl. Reiters corr.)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγρ(αψεν) ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ Σαραπίωνος
2τετάρτου 1vgl. Reiter ἔτους Οὐεσπασιανοῦ
3τοῦ κυρίου ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ κη ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς
4 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ Μελάνθις Ἑρμοδότου

1 vgl. Reiter
1Thus has paid NN, son of Sarapion
2for ? tax of year 4? of Vespasian
3the lord, (month) 28, silver drachmas
4?---. Melanthis, son of Hermodotos,
5I have written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26690 man ---, son of Sarapion ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ Σαραπίωνος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 04 28 71 CE 72 CE date in text, vgl. Reiter.;




DatasetID 307123
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02296
Trismegistos 77651
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;1267
Author Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307123 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 7865), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.