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Ostr. Berlin P. 341

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 341
Publication Number O.Wilck. 211
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 (unknown)
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) (unknown)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution donation
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1879 and
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Travers, Consul Gustav
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 146 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachompsachis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Zenon, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Soene through Pachompsachis, assistant, for laographia, paid by Harpaesis, son of Petorzmethis? and ?.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. scribe is Pachompsachis, l. 2 P[, supplies in l. 1 and 2 changed
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ζήνων Ἡρακλείδου μισθ(ωτὴς) πύλ(ης) 1ed. ἱερᾶς πύλ(ης)
2Σοήνης διὰ Παχομψᾶχις 2ed. Σ[ωκράτους Ἀμμωνίου] βοηθοῦ.
3διέγραψεν Ἁρπαῆσις Πετορζμή-
4θου μητρὸς ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
5ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ι (ἔτους) ῥυπ(αρὰς) δραχ(μὰς) δέκα ἑπτὰ
6ὀβολὸν (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). (ἔτους) ι Ἀντωνίνου
7Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣

1 ed. ἱερᾶς πύλ(ης)
2 ed. Σ[ωκράτους Ἀμμωνίου]
1Zenon, son of Herakleides, tax farmer of the Gate
2of Syene, through Pachompsachis, assistant.
3Thus has paid Harpaesis, son of Petorzmethis
4and the mother ---
5for poll tax of year 10, brutto, seventeen drachmas
6one obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 10 of Antoninus
7Caesar the lord, ---
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    26840 man Harpaesis, son of Petorzmethis and ---(Antoninus) Ἁρπαῆσις Πετορζμήθου … pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 10 146 CE 147 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 310248
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76779
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;211
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310248 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 341), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.