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Ostr. Berlin P. 12017

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12017
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 6
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
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, yellow brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 77 mm | 88 mm | 9 mm
Dating between 67 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, early roman cursive, hand unknown
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
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 for poll tax of year 13 of Nero, paid by Harpaesis, son of Platon.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
2Ἁρπαῆσις Πλάτωνος
3ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ ιγ (ἔτους)
4Νέρωνος τοῦ κυρίου (δραχμὰς) ιϛ.
5Ἀμμώνιος Ἀπολλωνίου
6ἔγραψα Φαμενὼθ ε.
1Thus has paid
2Harpaesis, son of Platon,
3for poll tax of year 13
4of Nero the lord 16 dr.
5Ammonios, son of Apollonios,
6I have written, Phamenoth 5.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4695 man Ammonios, son of Apollonios, praktor Ἀμώνιος Ἀπολλωνίου Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Nero 13 Phamenoth 05 67 March 1 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3404
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03404
Trismegistos 19068
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_6
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3404 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12017), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.