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Ostr. Berlin P. 12044

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12044
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 8
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, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 58 mm | 88 mm | 7 mm
Dating between 71 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 4 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
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 the third year of Vespasian, paid by Ktechnoubis, son of Pachnoubis, on account
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 Κτεχνοῦβις Παχνούβιος
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας γ (ἔτους) Οὐεσπασειανοῦ 1 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ τοῦ
3κυρίου ἐπὶ λόγου ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς
4ὠγκτώ 2 l. ὀκτώ (γίνονται) η Φαρμοῦθι ζ.

1 l. Οὐεσπασιανοῦ
2 l. ὀκτώ
1Thus has paid Ktechnoubis, son of Pachnoubis,
2for poll tax of year 3 of Vespasian the
3lord, on account, silver drachmas
4eight, = 8, Pharmouthi 7.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4745 man Ktechnoubis, son of Pachnoubis Κτεχνοῦβις Παχνούβιος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 03 Pharmuthi 07 71 April 2 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3420
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03420
Trismegistos 19070
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_8
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3420 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12044), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.