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Ostr. Berlin P. 316

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_310244.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 316
Publication Number O.Wilck. 154
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 132 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at the lower left corner

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 the lower left corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of assistant Phanophis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakitikon) and contribution for the men who have fled (merismos andron anakechorekoton)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Antiochos Kassianos and his associate supervisors of the Sacred gate of Soene through the assistant Phanophis for laographia, desmophylakon and merismos epikephalaiou anakechorekoton, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Harpaesis and the mother Markia
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντίοχος Κα̣σιανὸς καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ ἐπιτηρηταὶ
2ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης δι Φανώφεως βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Πετ̣ο̣ρζμῆθις
3Ἁρπαήσεως μητρὸς Μαρκίας ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ἑκκαιδεκάτου
4ἔτους Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κ̣υρίου δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον) δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς),
5καὶ ὑπὲρ μ̣ε̣ρισμοοῦ ἐπικεφαλίου ἀνδρῶν ἀνακεχωρηκότων τοῦ ιε (ἔτους) δραχμὴν μίαν (ἡμιωβέλιον) 1corr. Reiter.
6(ἔτους) ιϛ Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου Μεσορὴ κα.

1 corr. Reiter
1Antiochos Cassianus and his associate supervisors
2of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Phanophis. Thus has paid Petorzmethis,
3son of Harpaesis and the mother Marcia, for poll tax of the sixteenth
4year of Hadrian the lord, seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob.
5and for the contribution for the men who have fled of year 15, one drachma 1/2 ob.
6Year 16 of Hadrian the lord, Mesore 21.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12450 man Antiochos Kassianos epiteretes Antiochos Kasianos epiteretes Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 16 Mesore 21 132 August 14 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 310244
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76725
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;154
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310244 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 316), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.