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Ostr. Berlin P. 7868

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 7868
Publication Number O.Wilck. 1270
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 115 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 Palachemis, subscript of Ammonios
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for an unidentified tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Ammonios and his collegues for an unknown tax, paid by NN, son of ---zmethis and the daughter Sene---? in year 18 of Trajan; probably written by Palachemis and signed by the praktor Ammonios.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. change of hands in l. 3; signature of Ammonios; scribe is probably Palachemis who writes the receipt and the date. corr. l. 3: name of father: Zmenzmethis, but not sure: wrong writing for Petorzmethis? supplies???
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ πράκτορες ἀργ(υρικῶν) Σοή(νης). διέγραψε ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣-
2θου Ζ̣με̣νζμήθου 1ed. Μ ̣ ̣ ̣σζμήθουμητρὸς Σενη̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ μερισμὸν ιη (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) ̣
3διʼ Ἀμμωνίου ?. (ἔτους) ιη Τραιανοῦ Ἀρίστου τοῦ κυρίου
4vac. Μεσορὴ ̣ ̣.

1 ed. Μ ̣ ̣ ̣σζμήθου
1Ammonius and his associate collectors --- Thus has paid NN -
2thes, son of Zmenzmethis and the mother Sene---, for (tax of year ?, drachmas---
3(2. hand) through Ammonios. (1. hand) Year 18 of Traianus Optimus the lord
4Mesore ---
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή(νης) (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    26705 man ---thos, son of Zmenzmethis and Sene--- ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣-] θου Ζ̣με̣νζμήθου μη(τρὸς) Σενη̣ ̣ ̣[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Trajan 18 Mesore 115 July 25 CE August 23 date in text;




    DatasetID 310255
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 77654
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;1270
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310255 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 7868), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.