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Ostr. Berlin P. 12039

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12039
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 23
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]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
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, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 60 mm | 70 mm | 9 mm
Dating between 163 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 Antonius Iulas.
Comments on Text Layout 9 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for survey tax on vineyards
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Antonius Iulas, for survey tax on vinyards, paid by Thinzmethis, daughter of Pachompaonnophris.
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 Κερεᾶλις μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης
2Σοήνης διὰ Ἀντωνίου Ἰουλᾶτος βοηθοῦ .
3διέγραψεν Θινζμῆθις Παχομ-
4παοννόφρις 1l. Παχομ|παοννώφριος ὑπὲρ γεωμετρίας
5ἀμπελώνον 2 l. ἀμπελώνων γενήματος γ (ἔτους)
6δραχμὰς πέντε ὀβολοὺς δυω 3 l. δύο (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ε (διώβολον).
7(ἔτους) δ Αὐρηλίων Ἀντωνίνου
8καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων τῶν
9κυρίων Φαῶ̣φι ιθ 4 corr. ex κ.

1 l. Παχομ|παοννώφριος
2 l. ἀμπελώνων
3 l. δύο
4 corr. ex κ
1Ulpius Cerealis, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate
2of Syene, through Antonius Iulas, assistant.
3Thus has paid Thinzmethis, daughter of Pachom-
4paonnophris, for the survey tax
5of vineyards for the harvest of year 3
6five drachmas two obols, = 5 dr. 2 ob.
7Year 4 of Aurelius Antoninus
8and Aurelius Verus Caesares the
9lords, Phaophi 19.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12555 man Antonius Ioulas scribe Antonios Ioulas Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 04 Phaophi 19 163 October 17 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 3416
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03416
    Trismegistos 19085
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_23
    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 3416 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12039), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.