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Ostr. Berlin P. 318

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 318
Publication Number O.Wilck. 167 + O.Bankes 7
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]
Type of Discovery (unknown)
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 140 and 141
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation joined virtually out of three fragments, two small frg.s still missing. the Berlin piece consists of two fragments

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) joined of three fragments, two belonging to O.Wilck. 167, another one to O.Bankes 7. virtually joined; stlle two small fragments missing.
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Valerios Marion and his associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene through the assistant Pachompsachis for poll tax of year 3 of Antoninus and for arears for year 20 of the deified Hadrian, paid by Patsibits, son of Petorzmethis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text new edition joined with O.Bankes 7 in ZPE 202, 2017, 227
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Μαρίων̣
2καὶ οἱ σὺν α(ὐτῷ) ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς
3πύλης Σοή̣ν̣η̣ς διὰ Πα-
4χομψᾶχις̣ βοη̣θ̣οῦ. διέγρα(ψεν)
5Πατσεῖβδις Πετορζμή̣-
6θου ὑπὲρ λαο(γραφίας) γ (ἔτους) δραχ(μὰς)
7δέκα ἑπτὰ βολόν, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός(?)).
8λαο̣γραφίας κ (ἔτους) θεοῦ Ἁδριανο̣ῦ̣
9(δραχμὰς) γ (τριώβολον), χειρωναξίου (δραχμὰς) δ (ἡμιωβέλιον(?)). (ἔτους) δ
10ντωνίνου Καίσαρος̣
11τοῦ κυ̣ρίου -?-
1Valerius Marion
2and his associate supervisors of the Sacred
3Gate of Syene, through Pa-
4chompsachis, assistant. Thus has paid
5Patsibtis, son of Petorzme-
6this, for poll tax of year 3, drachmas
7seventeen, 1 obolos, = 17 dr. 1 ob.
8for poll tax of year 20 of the deified Hadrian
93 dr. 3 ob., for trade tax 4 dr. 1/2 ob. Year 4
10of Antoninus Caesar
11the lord, (month, day).
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή̣ν̣η̣ς (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12740 man Pachompsachis scribe Παχομψᾶχις boethos Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 04 140 CE 141 CE date in text;



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    DatasetID 310245
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos (76737) 699480
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;167
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer, Steffie Schips: Fotomontage
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310245 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 318), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer, Steffie Schips: Fotomontage.