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Ostr. Berlin P. 12032

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12032
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 9
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
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 50 mm | 81 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 75 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 of Melanthis
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 poll tax ( laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Melanthis for laographia of year 7 of Vespasian, paid by Paterzmethis, son of Paterzmethis, second installment
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 Πατερζμῆθις Πατερζμήθιος ὑπὲρ
2 λαογραφίας ἑβδόμου ἔτους
3Οὐεσπασειανοῦ 1 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
4Παχὼν κα τὰς λοιπὰς ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς
5ὠγκτώ 2 l. ὀκτώ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ις. Μελάνθις ἔγραψα .

1 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ
2 l. ὀκτώ
1Thus has paid Paterzmethis, son of Paterzmethis, for
2poll tax of the seventh year
3of Vespasian the lord,
4Pachon 21, the remaining silver drachmas
5eight, = 16 dr. Melanthis, I have written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
13140 man Melanthis (son of Hermodotos) praktor Μελανθις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 07 Pachons 21 75 May 16 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3413
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03413
Trismegistos 19071
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_9
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3413 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12032), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.