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Ostr. Berlin P. 12050

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12050
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 1
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, light red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 59 mm | 80 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 12 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, cursive, hand praktor Herakleides or of Ammonios (one of the subscribers)
Comments on Text Layout 5 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
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 praktores Herakleides and Ammonios for poll tax of year 41 of Augustus, paid by Apollonios, son of Patechnoubis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Ἀπολλώνιος
2Πατεχνούβιος ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ μα (ἔτους)
3Καίσαρος Μεσορὴ ιε ἀργυρίου
4(δραχμὰς) ιϛ. Ἡρακλείδης καὶ
5Ἀμμώνιος πράκτορες .
1Thus has paid Apollonios,
2son of Patechnoubis, for poll tax of year 41
3of Caesar (Augustus), Mesore 15, silver
4drachmas 16. Herakleides and
5Ammonios, collectors.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4232 man Ammonios praktor (Augustus) Ἀμμώνιος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Augustus 41 Mesore 15 12 August 8 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3424
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03424
Trismegistos 19063
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_1
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3424 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12050), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.