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Ostr. Berlin P. 12025

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12025
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 10
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, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 77 mm | 89 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 76 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, roman cursive, hand of praktor Sokrates
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 of Praktor Sokrates for poll tax of year 8 of Vespasian, paid by Harpaesis, son of Platon, with signature of Sokrates.
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
1διέγραψεν Ἁρπαῆσις Πλάτω-
2νος ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας η (ἔτους)
3Οὐεσπασιανοῦ Καίσαρος
4τοῦ κυρίου (δραχμὰς) δέκα ἕξ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ
5Φαμενὼθ κδ.
6Σωκράτης πράκτωρ ἔγραψα .
1Thus has paid Harpaesis, son of Platon,
2for poll tax of year 8
3of Vespasian Caesar
4the lord, sixteen dr., = 16 dr.,
5Phamenoth 24.
6Sokrates, praktor, I have written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4735 man Harpaesis, son of Platon Ἁρπαησις Πλάτωνος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 08 Phamenoth 24 76 March 20 CE date in text. Zur Datierung, vgl. M.A. Söllner, Bemerkungen zur Datierung verschiedener Papyri, ZPE 107, 1995, 83.;




DatasetID 3410
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03410
Trismegistos 19072
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_10
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3410 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12025), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.