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Ostr. Berlin P. 25485

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 25485
Publication Number SB XXIV 15944
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]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 180 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at upper right corner

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave (inside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at upper right corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, hand of scribe Antonius Iulas
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merimos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the praktores Ailius Didymos and Hermodoros, son of Soter, through the scribe Antonius Iulas, for merismos of year 20 and other expenses, paid by Ammonas, son of Pachnoubis and Apollonarion.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Αἴλιος Δίδυμος καὶ Ἑρμόδωρος
2Σωτῆρος πράκτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διʼ ἐμοῦ
3ὑπὲρ τοῦ Διδύμου 1ed. Π̣ο̣ρτε̣διάμου Ἀντωνίου Ἰουλᾶτος 2ed. βο̣[ηθ(οῦ)]
4διέγραψεν Ἀμονᾶς Παχνούβιος μητρὸς Ἀπ̣ολ-
5λωναρίου 3ed. Ἀμμωναρίουὑπὲρ μερισμ(οῦ) κ (ἔτους) (δραχμὴν) α (διώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον)
6καὶ ὑπὲρ δαπάνης δεσμ? 4 δεσμ(ωτηρίων)? or δεσμ(ωτῶν)?; ed. δεσμ(οφυλάκων) β ιθ (ἔτους)
7ὀβολὸν ἕνα. (ἔτους) κ, Παῦνι κ̅ζ̅.
8 Ἑρμόδωρος συνέσχον 5ed. σεση(μείωμαι).

1 ed. Π̣ο̣ρτε̣διάμου
2 ed. βο̣[ηθ(οῦ)]
3 ed. Ἀμμωναρίου
4 δεσμ(ωτηρίων)? or δεσμ(ωτῶν)?; ed. δεσμ(οφυλάκων)
5 ed. σεση(μείωμαι)
1Aelius Didymos and Hemodoros,
2son of Soter, collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through me,
3for Didymos, Antonius Iulas, assistant.
4Thus has paid Amonas, son of Pachnoubis and the mother Apol-
5lonarion, for the contribution of year 20, 1 dr. 2 and 1/2 ob.,
6and for the expenses for 2 prisoners/prisons? of year 19
7one obol. Year 20, Payni 27.
8(hand 2) Hermodoros, I have co-collected.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12545 man Ailios Didymos praktor Ailios Didymos praktor Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Commodus 20 Payni 27 180 June 21 CE date in text damaged, year incertain;




    DatasetID 307137
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 05277
    Trismegistos 79248
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;24;15944
    Author Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 307137 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 25485), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.