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Ostr. Berlin P. 12081

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12081
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 31
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, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 64 mm | 109 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 149 and 150
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation lower right 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) lower right corner broken off
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, stylish cursive, hand of assistant Ammonios I
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the tax farmer Stlaccius through his assistant Ammonios for trade tax of year 13 of Antoninus, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Harpaesis and Talilauis
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 5 supply: tou kyriou, l. 6: P[ for the month. dating just to the year
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Στλάκιος μισθωτὴς ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ
2Ἀμμωνίου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Πετορζμῆθ(ις)
3Ἁρπαήσεως μητρὸς Ταλιλαοῦις ὑπὲρ χειρωναξίου δ̣ραχ(μὰς)
4δώδεκα (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ τοῦ ιγ (ἔτους)
5Ἀντωνείνου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
6Π(?) 1ed. Τ[ῦβι(?)]

1 ed. Τ[ῦβι(?)]
1Stlaccius, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through
2Ammonios, Assistant. Thus has paid Petorzmethis,
3son of Harpaesis and the mother Talilaouis, for trade tax drachmas
4twelve, = 12 dr., in the year 13
5of Antoninus Caesar the lord,
6P--- (month)
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12570 man Ammonios I scribe Αμμωνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 13 149 December 27 CE 150 January 25 CE date in text; month incertain: P[? corr*;




    DatasetID 3429
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03429
    Trismegistos 19093
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_31
    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 3429 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12081), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.