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Ostr. Berlin P. 12031

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12031
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 27
Current Location magazine
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) 49 mm | 89 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 135 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 the praktor Psanmous
Comments on Text Layout 5 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for certificates of billeting (merismos diplon)
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Psanmous for the contribution for billeting of soldiers (diplon) of year 19 of Hadrian, paid by Peteesis, slave of the prophet Onnophris, in year 20 of Hadrian.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)
Comment on Religion prophetes



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ψανμοῦς πράκτωρ. διέγραψεν Πετεῆσις
2δοῦλος Ὀννῶφρις 1l. Ὀννώφριος προφήτης 2l. προφήτου
3ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ διπλῶν ιθ (ἔτους) υπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) β (διώβολον) χαλκοὺς β.
4(ἔτους) κ Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος
5τοῦ κυρίου Φαῶφι ιϛ.

1 l. Ὀννώφριος
2 l. προφήτου
1Psanmous, collector. Thus has paid Peteesis,
2slave of the prophet Onnophris,
3for the contribution for the billeting of soldiers of year 19, 2 dr. 2 ob. 2 ch. brutto.
4Year 20 of Hadrian Caesar
5the lord, Phaophi 16.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13090 man Onnophris prophetes Onnophris prophetes Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 20 Phaophi 16 135 October 14 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3412
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03412
Trismegistos 19089
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_27
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3412 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12031), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.