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Ostr. Berlin P. 12042

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12042
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 2
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, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 102 mm | 91 mm | 3 mm
Dating between 62 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation small fragment at upper left corner broken off

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) small fragment at upper left corner broken off
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, hand probably of Pelaias, Son of Ammonios; subscript of Ariston, son of Pelaias.
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 poll tax ( laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for poll tax for year 8 of Nero, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Pachnoubis; written probably by Pelaias, son of Ammonios; subscript written by Ariston, son of Pelaias.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. taxpayer could be the one of WO 22 (72)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διαγεγράφηκεν Πετορ-
2ζμήθιος 1l. Πετορζμῆθις Παχνούβιος
3ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ
4ὀκδου 2 l. ὀγδόου (ἔτους) Νέρωνος τοῦ
5κυρίου Μεσορὴι λ ἀργυρίου
6δραχμὰς ὀκτώι 3 l. ὀκτώ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ.
7 Ἀρίστων Πελαίου ἐπεκλούθηκα 4 l. ἐπηκολούθ(ηκα).

1 l. Πετορζμῆθις
2 l. ὀγδόου
3 l. ὀκτώ
4 l. ἐπηκολούθ(ηκα)
1Thus has paid Petor-
2zmethis, son of Pachnoubis,
3for poll tax of the
4eighth year of Nero the
5lord, Mesore 30, silver
6drachmas eight, = 16 dr.
7(h.2) Ariston, son of Pelaias, I was present.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4551 man Ariston, son of Pelaias countersigner Ἀρίστων Πελαίου Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Nero 08 Mesore 30 62 August 23 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3418
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03418
Trismegistos 19064
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_2
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3418 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12042), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.