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Ostr. Berlin P. 12073

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12073
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 15
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, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 54 mm | 55 mm | 8 mm
Dating between 113 and 114
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at lower right corner

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 lower right corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, hand of Lucius Aurelius
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 for poll tax of year 16 of Trajan, paid by Premsos, son of Petorzmethis and the mother Senpatchnautis, in Year 17 of Trajan. Signature of Lucius Aurelius epiteretes lost.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 7? signature of Lucius Aurelius lost at the end; lacuna l. 5? empty?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πρεμσῶς Πετορζμήθε̣ο̣ς
2μητρὸς Σενπατ̣χν̣αῦτις ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας
3τοῦ ἑκκαιδεκάτου ἔτους Τραιανοῦ
4Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ἀργυρίου δραχ(μὰς) δέκα
5καὶ ἑπτά (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ. vac.?
6(ἔτους) ιζ Τραιανο̣ῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
7vac. -?-
1Thus has paid Premsos, son of Petorzmethis
2and the mother Senpatchnautis, for poll tax
3of the sixteenth year of Trajan
4Caesar the lord, silver drachmas ten
5and seven, = 17 dr.
6Year 17 of Trajan Caesar the lord
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4797 man Premsos, son of Petorzmethis and Senpatchnautis Πρεμσῶς Πετορζμήθεος Σενπατχναῦτις pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 17 112 August 29 CE 113 August 28 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3428
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03428
Trismegistos 19122
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_15
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3428 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12073), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.