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Ostr. Berlin P. 8621

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_310256.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 8621
Publication Number O.Berlin 45

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Abd el Megid (Luxor)


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 161 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at lower left corner

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 lower left corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Pachnoubis boethos
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
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 Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Pachnoubis, for poll tax of year 24 of Antoninus= year 1 of Marc Aurel and Verus, paid by Pesouris, son of Peteptensetis and the mother Thinharpaesis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 3, name Peteptensetis! cf. O.Ashm. 21? corr. 7 and 8 schon bei Reiter in FS Vleeming
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κερεᾶλις μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης
2Σοήνης διὰ Παχνουβις 1 l. Παχνούβιος βοηθοῦ 2Reiter; ed. βοηθο(ῦ). διέγραψεν
3Πεσοῦρις Πετεπτενσ̣ήτ̣εως 3Duttenhöfer; ed. Πετεπτενε̣ψίλ̣εωςμητρὸς Θιν-
4αρπαησις 4 l. Θιν|αρπαήσιος ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας κδ (ἔτους) ἐπὶ λόγου δραχμὰς
5ὀκτώ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. (ἔτους) κδ Ἀντωνίνου
6Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Παχὼν η̅.
7 ̣ ̣(day) ὁ αὐτὸς̣ διέγραψεν 5Reiter; ed. ] ̣δρ ̣ ̣ ε ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας α (ἔτους) δραχμὰς 6Reiter; ed. δρ(αχμὰς) τέσ-
8ἐννέα ὀβολ(όν), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) θ (ὀβολός). 7Reiter; ed. [σαρας, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ. ̣ ̣ ̣] ̣ ̣( )

1 l. Παχνούβιος
2 Reiter; ed. βοηθο(ῦ)
3 Duttenhöfer; ed. Πετεπτενε̣ψίλ̣εως
4 l. Θιν|αρπαήσιος
5 Reiter; ed. ] ̣δρ ̣ ̣ ε
6 Reiter; ed. δρ(αχμὰς) τέσ-
7 Reiter; ed. [σαρας, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ. ̣ ̣ ̣] ̣ ̣( )
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate
2of Syene through Pachnoubis, assistant. Thus has paid
3Pesouris, son of Peteptensetis and the mother Thin-
4harpaesis, for poll tax of year 24, on account, drachmas
5eight, = 8 dr. Year 24 of Antoninus
6Caesar the lord, Pachon 8.
7On the ? (of Pachon) the same has paid for poll tax of year 1 drachmas
8nine, (one) obol, = 9 dr. 1 ob.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    13710 man Pachnoumis, son of Petosorsmetis (boethos) Παχνουβις; Pa-Hnm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı-Wsır-ns-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 24 Pachons 08 161 May 3 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 310256
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 24438
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.berl;;45
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310256 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 8621), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.