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Ostr. Berlin P. 12021

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12021
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 24
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 brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 96 mm | 112 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 180 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, clear cursive, hand of Marcus Annius Nemonianus
Comments on Text Layout 8 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for Behen nuts
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ulpius Cerealis and Domitius, son of Domitius, tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the apaitetes Marcus Annius Nemonianus, for the third of behen-nuts, delivered (in kind: matia) by Tinesentis on the name/for the land of Harpaesis, son of Pachnoumis, in year 20 of Marc Aurel and Commodus.
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 woman as taxpayer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὔλπιος Κερεᾶιλις καὶ Δομίτιος
2Δομιτίου μισθωταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διʼ ἐμοῦ
3Μάρκου Ἀννίου Νεμωνιανοῦ ἀπαιτητοῦ.
4ἐμέτρησεν Τινεσέντις ὑπὲρ (τρίτης) νομοῦ μυροβαλάνων γενή-
5ματος ιθ (ἔτους) ὀνόματος Ἁρπαῆσις Παχνούμεως
6ἀπ ματίων β (ἡμίσεως) τὸ ἐπιβάλον 1 l. ἐπιβάλλον σοι μέρος. (ἔτους) κ
7Αὐρηλίων Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Κομόδου 2 l. Κομμόδου
8Καισάρων τῶν κυρίων Τῦβι ιδ.

1 l. ἐπιβάλλον
2 l. Κομμόδου
1Ulpius Cerealis and Domitius,
2son of Domitius, tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through me,
3Marcus Annius Nemonianus, collector.
4Tinesentis has delivered for the "third" of the nome for Behen-nuts of the harvest
5of year 19, on account of Harpaesis, son of Pachnoumis,
6of 2 1/2 matia the part due to you. Year 20
7of Aurelius Antoninus and Aurelius Commodus
8Caesares the lords, Tybi 14.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    26435 man Domitius, son of Domitius, misthotes Δομίτιος Δομιτίου Latin



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Commodus 20 Tybi 14 180 January 10 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 3407
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03407
    Trismegistos 19086
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_24
    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 3407 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12021), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.