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Ostr. Berlin P. 12041

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12041
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 30
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, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 68 mm | 79 mm | 8 mm
Dating between 65 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 probably of Ammonos, son of Ammonios
Comments on Text Layout 7 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for trade tax of year 11 of Nero, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Pachnoubis.
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
2Πετορζμῆθι Παχνούβιος
3ὑπὲρ χιροναξίου 1 l. χειρωναξίου τοῦ
4ἑνδεκάτου (ἔτους)
5Νέρωνος τοῦ κυρίου
6Μεσορὴ κη ἀργ(υρίου)
7δραχμὰς δέκα (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ι.

1 l. χειρωναξίου
1Thus has paid
2Petorzmethis, son of Pachnoubis,
3for trade tax of the
4eleventh year
5of Nero the lord,
6Mesore 28, silver
7drachmas ten, = 10 dr.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
15250 man Petorzmethis, son of Pachnoubis = 2? Πετορζμῆθις Παχνούβιος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Nero 11 Mesore 28 65 August 21 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3417
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03417
Trismegistos 19092
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_30
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3417 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12041), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.