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Ostr. Berlin P. 12071a

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12071a
Publication Number ined. (to be published in BGU)
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 181 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Marcus Annius Nemonianus
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 13
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the apaitetes Marcus Annius Nemonianus, for the survey tax of the harvest of year 20 of Commodus, paid by Pachnoumis, son of Petorzmethis on his own name and on account of Taouerseous, daughter of Onnophris, in year 21 of Commodus
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text no transcript to by published in BGU
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as landholder
Religion unknown


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
15400 man Marcus Annius Nemonianus Μάρκου Ἀννίου Νεμωνιανοῦ Greek, Ancient
34765 man Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis (Commodus) pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek
4304 woman Taorseus, daughter of Onnophris and her mother Tanese..?.. Ταουερσηοῦς Ὀννώφρεως Τανεσε..?.. ; Ta-Wrše-ꜥꜣ pre-Coptic Egyptian
15485 man Ulpius Cerealis misthotes Οὔλπιος Κερεᾶλις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Commodus 21 Mesore 30 181 August 23 CE date in text;



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317145
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 09103
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer; BerlPap
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317145 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12071a), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; BerlPap.