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Ostr. Berlin P. 12005

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12005
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 18
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

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
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution partage
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1906 and 1906


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 86 mm | 102 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 130 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, cursive, hand of scribe Phanophis
Comments on Text Layout 10 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon) and contribution for the men who have fled (merismos anakechorekoton)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Antiochos Kassianos and his associate supervisors of the Sacred gate of Soene through the assistant Phanophis for laographia, desmophylakon and merismos epikephalaiou anakechorekoton, paid by Palachemis, son of Harpaesis and the mother Senperses; with signature of Antiochos Cassianus
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 9, e[semiosamen] instead of seshm()
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντίοχ̣ος Κασσιανὸς καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῷ
2ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Φανώφεως
3βοηθο. διέγραψεν Παλαχῆμις Ἁρπαήσ̣εως μητ(ρὸς)
4Σενπέρσης ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ ιδ (ἔτους) Ἁδρ̣ιανοῦ
5τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον) δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς)
6μερισμο ἀνακεχωρηκότων ι̣γ̣ (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ
7κυρίου δραχμὴν μίαν ἡμιωβέλιον (γίνεται) (δραχμὴ) α (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) ιδ
8Ἁδριανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου Παχὼν ε̅. Ἀντίοχο̣ς
9Κασιανὸς ἐ̣σημιωσάμην1ed. σ̣[εσημείωμαι]
10δραχμὰς δέκα ὀκ̣τ̣ώ (ὀβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον) (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιη (ὀβολὸς) (ἡμιωβέλιον).

1 ed. σ̣[εσημείωμαι]
1Antiochos Cassianus and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene through Phanophis,
3assistant. Thus has paid Palachemis, son of Harpaesis and the mother
4Senperses, for poll tax of year 14 of Hadrian
5the lord seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob.,
6for the contribution for whose who have fled of year 13 of Hadrian the
7lord one drachma and a half obol, = 1 dr. 1/2 ob. Year 14
8of Hadrian the lord, Pachon 5. (hand 2) Antiochos
9Cassianus, I have signed
10for eighteen drachmas 1 1/2 ob., = 18 dr. 1 1/2 ob.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12450 man Antiochos Kassianos epiteretes Antiochos Kasianos epiteretes Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 14 Pachons 05 130 April 30 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 3396
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03396
    Trismegistos 19125
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_18
    Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 3396 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12005), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.