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Ostr. Berlin P. 7861

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 7861
Publication Number O.Wilck. 1272
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 1891 and
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Stübel, Alphons
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 130 and 132
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at top and 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 top and right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, hand of Phanophis
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon) 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, Arrius Publianus, Iulius Maximus and their associate supervisors of the Sacred gate of Soene through the assistant Phanophis for laographia, desmophylakon (of year 15) and merismos epikephaliou anakechorekoton of year 14, paid by an unknown taxpayer.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. date year 15; at the top 1 line is lost: line numbers changed; the prescript contains the names of three supervisors! new edition l. 4: name Barbarou, l. 6
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
[1]Ἀντίοχος Κασιανὸ(ς) καὶ Ἄῤῥιο(ς) Πουπλια(νὸς) καὶ Ἰούλιο(ς) Μά-
2ξ̣ιμος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ ἐπιτ(ηρηταὶ) ἱερ(ᾶς) πύλ(ης) Σοή(νης) δι(ὰ) Φανώ-
3φεως βοηθο(ῦ). διέγρ(αψεν) - ca. 20 -
4Βαρβάρου 1ed. βοη ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣[μ̣ητρὸ(ς) ΝΝ ὑπ(ὲρ) λαογρ(αφίας) ιε (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
5δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσμ(οφυλάκων) (ἡμιωβέλιον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός), καὶ ὑπ(ὲρ)
6μερισμο ἐπικεφαλίου ἀνδ(ρῶν) ἀνακεχ(ωρηκότων) τοῦ
7ιδ (ἔτους) δραχμὴν μίαν ὀβολὸν δ̣ί̣χ̣αλκον (γίνεται) (δραχμὴ) α̣ 2ed. μίαν ὀβολ(ὸν) ̣ ̣ [(ὀβολὸς) (δίχαλκον). (ἔτους) ιε
8Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ̣ ̣ ̣? ̣ ̣.

1 ed. βοη ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣[
2 ed. μίαν ὀβολ(ὸν) ̣ ̣ [
[1]Antiochos Cassianus and Arrius Publianus and Iulius Ma-
2ximus and their associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Phano-
3phis, assistant. Thus has paid NN
4son of Barbaros and the mother NN, for poll tax of year 15 of Hadrian the lord,
5seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob., and for
6the contribution for those who have fled of the
7year 14, one drachma 1 ob. 2 chalkoi, = 1 dr. 1 ob. 2 ch. Year 15
8of Hadrian the lord (month, day).
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή(νης) (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    26790 man ---, son of Barbaros and --- --- Βαρβάρου --- Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 15 130 CE 131 CE Date in text; it can be narrowed to the 15th year of Hadrian, because the merismos epikephalaiou of year 14 was in all parallel texts collected in y. 15.;




    DatasetID 310251
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 77656
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;1272
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310251 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 7861), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.