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Ostr. Berlin P. 25483

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (ex)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 25483
Publication Number SB XXIV 16326
Current Location magazine | ostraca depository
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 161 and
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
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of the scribe incertain, the name given here is Maker, it seems the same as the hand of the scribe of Domitios Phannianos
  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 | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Maker, for survey tax on palm groves, paid by Pasmetis on account/land of other persons: Germanos, son of Milkialos, Pachompaousis and Tisatis, daughter of Pannes.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text date under Commodus because of parallel OGL 1450 for scribe Macer
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as landholder
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κελεᾶρις 1 l. Κερεᾶλις μισθωτὴς
2ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Μάκερος
3βοηθοῦ. Διέγραψεν Πασζμῆτις
4 -?- ς̣ ὑπὲρ γεομετρίας 2 l. γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος γενήματος κγ (ἔτους)
5δραχ(μὰς) (?) -?- καὶ ὀνόματος Γερμανὸς Μιλκίαλος 3ed. Μιλκιᾶτ̣ος
6δραχ(μὰς) -?- καὀνόματος Παχομπαούσεις
7δραχ(μὰς) -?- καὶ ὀνόματος Τισᾶτις Παννο 4Reiter: Παννο-φρεως, l. Παοννώφεως?
8δραχ(μὰς) β, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η χαλκὸς ,
9(ἔτους) κδ Φαμενὼτ 5 l. Φαμενὼθ δ.

1 l. Κερεᾶλις
2 l. γεωμετρίας
3 ed. Μιλκιᾶτ̣ος
4 Reiter: Παννο-φρεως, l. Παοννώφεως?
5 l. Φαμενὼθ

1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene through Maker,
3Assistant. Thus has paid Paszmetis,
4son of NN, for the survey tax of palm groves for the harvest of year 23
5? dr., and on account of Germanos, son of Milk...,
6? dr., and on account of Pachomapousis
7? dr., and on account of Tisatis, daughter of Panno(?),
82 dr., = 8 dr. 1 chalkous.
9Year 24, Phamenoth 4.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    22750 man Germanos, son of Maikianos (Maecianus) Γερμανὸς Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Commodus 23 Phamenoth 04 184 February 29 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 310240
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 79436
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;24;16326
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310240 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 25483), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.