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Ostr. Berlin P. 12051

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12051
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 11
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, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 67 mm | 64 mm | 7 mm
Dating between 78 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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) broken at left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, hand of Melanthis
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 Melanthis for laographia of year 10 of Vespasian, paid by Harpaesis, son of Platon, with signature of Melanthis
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 Ἁρπαῆσεις
2[Πλ]άτων 1l. [Πλ]άτωνος ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας
3δεκάτου ἔτους ―
4Οὐεσ̣πασιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
5Μεσ̣ορὴ λ ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς
6δέκ̣α ἕξ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ. Μελάν̣θ̣ις
7ἔγραψα .

1 l. [Πλ]άτωνος
1Thus has paid Harpaesis,
2son of Platon, for poll tax
3of the tenth year
4of Vespasian the lord,
5Mesore 30, silver drachmas
6sixteen, = 16 dr. Melanthis,
7I have written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4735 man Harpaesis, son of Platon Ἁρπαησις Πλάτωνος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Vespasian 10 Mesore 30 78 August 23 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3425
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03425
Trismegistos 19073
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_11
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3425 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12051), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.