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Ostr. Berlin P. 25473

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (ex)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 25473
Publication Number SB XXVIII 17256 (SB 16325)
Current Location magazine
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [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 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 Sarapion 2?
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Valerios Marion and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Sarapion (2), for the survey tax on palm groves of the harvest of year 21, paid by Kalameus? for the land holders Bienchis, son of Onnophris, and partners, in year 22 of Hadrian. Second payment for the harvest of year 20 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Μαρίων καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ ἐπι-
2τ̣η̣ρ̣η̣ταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Σαραπίωνος
3βοηθοῦ. διέγραψαν Βιῆγχις Ὀννώφρεως
4καὶ οἱ μέτοχοι διὰ Κ̣αλαμε̣ῦ̣τος 1Reiter 66, n. 24: Θαλακ̣εστ() or Θαλαβ̣εστ() ὑπὲρ γεομετρίας 2l. γεωμ(ετρίας)
5φοινικῶνος γενήματος κα (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) τέσσαρες ἀπὸ
6(δραχμῶν) ιϛ (τριωβόλου) (ἡμιωβελίου), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ. (ἔτους) κβ Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ
7κυρίου Τῦβι ι̅β̅. (hand 2) Μεχεὶρ ι̅α̅ ὁμοίως γενήματος τοῦ κ (ἔτους)
8ὀβολοὺς τ̣ρ̣ε̣ῖ̣ς ἡμιωβέλιον δίχαλκον3Reiter 66: πέντε ἥμισυ δίχ(αλκον), ὀφείλ(ονται?) (τριώβολον) 4or: (ὀβολόν)? cf. Reiter 66 (ἡμιωβέλιον).

1 Reiter 66, n. 24: Θαλακ̣εστ() or Θαλαβ̣εστ()
2 l. γεωμ(ετρίας)
3 Reiter 66: πέντε ἥμισυ δίχ(αλκον)
4 or: (ὀβολόν)? cf. Reiter 66
1Valerius Marion and his associate super-
2visors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Sarapion,
3assistant. Thus has paid Bienchis, son of Onnophris
4and his partner through Kalameus? for the survey tax
5on palm groves of the harvest of year 21, four drachmas out of
616 dr. 3 1/2 ob., = 4 dr. Year 22 of Hadrian the
7lord, Tybi 12. On Mechir 11, ditto, for the harvest of year 20,
8three? (five?) obols, half obol and two chalkoi, remaining debt 3 (1?) ob. 1/2 ob.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    22910 man Bienchis, son of Onnophris prophetes Βιηνχις Οννωφριος προφ(ητου) Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 22 Tybi 12 138 January 7 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 310239
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 05267
    Trismegistos 79435
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;28;17256
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310239 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 25473), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.