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Ostr. Berlin P. 12043

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_003419.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12043
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 20
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]
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 | 84 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 143 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 assistant Palachmis 2
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 of the tax farmers Herakleides and Isidoros through the assistant Palachemis, for poll tax of year 6 of Antoninus, paid by Petorzmethis the younger, son of Bienchis and Herieous.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok (including corr. of papyri.info)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἡρακλείδης καὶ Ἰσίδωρος
2μισθωταὶ πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Παλαχήμιος
3βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Πετορζμῆτιςνεώτερος
4Βιήνγχεως μητρὸς Ἑριηοῦτος λαογραφίας
5ϛ (ἔτους) Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος
6τοῦ κυρίου δραχμὰς δέκα
7ἑπτὰ ὀβολόν , (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). Ἐπεὶφ κ.
1Herakleides and Isidoros,
2tax farmers of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Palachemis,
3assistant. Thus has paid Petorzmethis the younger,
4son of Bienchis and the mother Herieous, for poll tax
5of year 6 of Antoninus Caesar
6the lord, seventeen drachmas
7one obol, = 17 dr. 1 ob. Epeiph 20.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12980 man Herakleides misthotes Ἡρακλείδης misthotes Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 06 Epeiph 20 143 July 14 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 3419
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03419
    Trismegistos 19082
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_20
    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 3419 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12043), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.