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Ostr. Berlin P. 7862

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 7862
Publication Number O.Wilck. 1276
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 98 and 117
Criteria for Dating reign of Trajan
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left, surface damaged

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 left, surface damaged
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for harbour dues (enhormion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Antonios Malchaios, head of the harbour guard of Syene for harbour fees (enhormion) covering the months Choiak til Pharmouthi of year 17? of Trajan, paid by ?, son of ---lthias?
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. date problematic: Trajan without Aristos in titulature, therefore rather in year 17.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντώνιος Μαλχαῖος ὁ ἀσχολούμε-
2νος τὴν ὁρμοφυλακίαν Σοήνης
3 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ι ̣λθιᾶτος χαίρειν.
4ἔχω παρὰ σοῦ τὸ ἐνόρμιον ἀ-
5γωγίων ὧν ἐποιήσου τὰ ἀπὸ
6Χοίακ ̣ ἕως Φαρμοῦθι λ̅ τοῦ
7 ̣ ̣ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ
8κυρίου Φαρμοῦθι λ̅.
1Antonius Malchaios, in charge of
2the harbour guard of Syene
3---, son of ---lthias, greetings.
4I have received from you the harbour dues for
5cargoes which you have shipped from
6Choiak until Pharmouthi 30 of
7year ? of Trajan Caesar the
8lord, Pharmouthi 30.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    15530 man Antonios Malchaios Ἀντῶνις Μαλχαοῖς Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 17? Pharmuthi 30 114 April 25 CE date in text, year lost, reign of Trajan. since the titulature does not contain Aristos, perhaps year 17?;




    DatasetID 310252
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 77660
    Papyri.info ddpdb/o.wilck;;1276
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310252 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 7862), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.