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Ostr. Berlin, Private Collection Wilcken X

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Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin, Private Collection Wilcken X
Publication Number O.Wilck. 8
Current Location destroyed | wartime loss

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]
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Wilcken, Ulrich
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 30 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, cursive, hand of praktor Pachompretis, son of Pelaias, countersigner Pelaias, son of Ariston
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt for poll tax for year 10 of Tiberius, paid by Zmethis, son of Pachnoubis; with countersignature of Pelaias, son of Ariston.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3-4 tou dekatou: date: year 10: 27. June 24 AD Foto fehlt unclear: translation of epekoloutheka, argyriou archaiou
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
2Ζμήθιος Παχνοῦβις
3Τασῆτις ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ
4δεκάτου 1ed. ἑκ-|καιδεκάτου (ἔτους) Τιβερίου Καίσαρος
5Σεβαστοῦ Ἐπεὶφ γ ἀργυρίου ἀρχαίου
6 δέκα ἕξ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ. Πελαίας
7Ἀρίστωνος ἐπηκολλούθηκα 2 l. ἐπηκολού(θηκα) (δραχμαῖς)
8δέκα ἓξ (δραχμαῖς) ιϛ

1 ed. ἑκ-|καιδεκάτου
2 l. ἐπηκολού(θηκα)
1Thus has paid
2Zmethis, son of Pachnoubis
3(and of the mother?) Tasetis, for poll tax of the
4tenth year of Tiberius Caesar
5Augustus, Epeiph 3, old silver (drachmas)
6sixteen, = 16 dr. (hand 2) Pelaias,
7son of Ariston, I have checked, drachmas
8sixteen, = 16 dr.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13885 man Pelaias, son of Ariston, countersigner Πελαίας Ἀρίστωνος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Tiberius 10 Epeiph 03 24 June 27 CE date in text; date corrected Duttenhöfer, Bilingual scribe, (WO 6, comm. l. 3);




DatasetID 309528
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 76589
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;8
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309528 (= Ostr. Berlin, Private Collection Wilcken X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer .