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Ostr. Berlin P. 12054

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12054
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 19
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, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 82 mm | 90 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 131 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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, hand of scribe Phanophis
Comments on Text Layout 8 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon) and contribution for the men who have fled (merismos anakechorekoton)
Ancient Archives private archive | Harpaesis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Antiochos Kassianos, Arrius Publianus, Iulius Maximus and their associate supervisors of the Sacred gate of Soene through the assistant Phanophis for laographia, desmophylakon and merismos epikephalaiou anakechorekoton, paid by Harpaesis, son of Phanophis and the mother Tachomtbekis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀντίοχος Κασσιανὸς καὶ Ἄρριος Πουπλιανὸς
2καὶ Ἰούλιος Μάξιμος καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτοῖς ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς
3πύλης Σοήνης δι Φανώφεως βοηθο . διέγραψεν Ἁρπαῆσις
4Φανώφεως μητρὸς Ταχομτβῆκις ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας
5ιε (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ τ̣ο̣ῦ κ̣υρίου δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον),
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς), καὶ ὑπὲρ μερισμο ἐπικεφαλίου ἀνακεχωρηκότων τοῦ
7ιδ (ἔτους) δραχμὴν μίαν ὀβολὸν δίχαλκον (ἔτους) ιϛ Ἁδριανοῦ
8τοῦ κυρίου Ἁθὺρ κε̣.
1Antiochos Cassianus and Arrius Publianus
2and Iulius Maximus and their associate supervisors of the Sacred
3Gate of Syene through Phanophis, assistant. Thus has paid Harpaesis,
4son of Phanophis and the mother Tachomtbekis, for poll tax
5of year 15 of Hadrian the lord, seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob.,
6= 17 dr. 1 ob., and for the contribution for those who have fled of the
7year 14, one drachma 1 obol 2 chalkoi. Year 16 of Hadrian
8the lord, Hathyr 25.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12450 man Antiochos Kassianos epiteretes Antiochos Kasianos epiteretes Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 16 Hathyr 25 131 November 22 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 3426
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03426
    Trismegistos 19126
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_19
    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 3426 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12054), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.