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Ostr. Berlin P. 25459

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (ex)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 25459
Publication Number O.Wilck. 226
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
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Wilcken, Ulrich
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 155 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Ammonios I
  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 the tax farmer Stlaccius through his assistant Ammonios for poll tax of year 17 of Antoninus, paid by Pate---, son of Harpaesis and Senpsansnos, daughter of Sarapion, in the year 18 of Antoninus.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Στλάκκιος μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ
2Ἀμμωνίου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Πατε ̣ ̣
3 ̣ ̣ ̣θ? Ἁρπαήσεως μητρὸς Σενψανσνῶτος Σαραπίωνος ὑπὲρ
4λαογραφίας ιζ (ἔτους) κατὰ
5μέρος δραχ(μὰς) δέκα ἑπτὰ ὀβολὸν (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς).
6(ἔτους) ιη Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος
7τοῦ κυρίου Μεχὶρ ια.
1Stlaccius, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through
2Ammonios, assistant. Thus has paid Pate---
3---, son of Harpaesis and the mother Senpsansnos, daughter of Sarapion, for
4poll tax of year 17, bit by
5bit, seventeen drachmas 1 obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob.
6Year 18 of Antoninus Caesar
7the lord, Mechir 11.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12570 man Ammonios I scribe Αμμωνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 18 Mecheir 11 155 February 5 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 310261
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 76793
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;226
    Author Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 310261 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 25459), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer.