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Ostr. Berlin P. 314

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 314
Publication Number O.Wilck. 237
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]
Type of Discovery purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Minutoli, Heinrich von
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution purchase
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Minutoli, Heinrich von
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 158 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, carful cursive, hand of assistant Serenos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the tax farmer Stlaccius through his assistant Serenos for poll tax of year 21 of Antoninus, paid by Menophilos the elder, son of Orbais and the mother Tisatis
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok (cf. WO 236: another installment by the same tax payer)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Στλάκκιος μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης
2διὰ Σερήνου βοηθοῦ. διέγρ(αψεν) Μηνόφειλος μείζων
3Ὀρβάειδος μητρὸς Τισᾶτις ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας κα (ἔτους) δραχμὰς ὀκτὼ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η.
(ἔτους) κα Ἀντωνίνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Παῦνι δ̅.
1Stlaccius, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
2through the assistant Serenos. Thus has paid Menophilos the elder,
3son of Orbais and the mother Tisatis, for poll tax of year 21, eight drachmas, = 8 dr.
4Year 21 of Antoninus Caesar the lord, Payni 4.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    1250 man Menophilos senior, son of Orbais and of the mother Tisatis Μηνόφιλος μείζων Ὀρβάειδος μητρὸς Τισάτιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 21 Payni 04 158 May 29 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310243
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 00661
    Trismegistos 76804
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;237
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310243 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 314), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.