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Ostr. Berlin P. 12091

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12091
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 24
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]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
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) 71 mm | 93 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 173 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
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, hand of Marcus Annius Nemonianus.
Comments on Text Layout 10 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for tax on behen-nuts (μυροβάλανοι)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Tithoetion and collegues, supervisors (epiteretai) of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Marcus Annius Nemonianus, collector (apaitetes), for the Third of Behen-nuts (myrobalanon) of the nome of the harvest of year 12 of Marc Aurel, paid in kind (matia; of 2 matia, two thirds) by the priest Pachompaonnophris on account of "Ammon's land" in year 13 of Marc Aurel.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Syncretism
Comment on Religion priest of Ammon's land



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Τιθοητίων καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐ-
2τῷ ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοή-
3νης διὰ Μάρκου Ἀννίου Νεμω-
4νιανοῦ ἀπαιτητοῦ. ἐμέτρησεν
5διὰ̣ Παχομπαοννώφρις ἱερέος 1l. ἱερέως
6ὑπὲρ (τρίτης) νομοῦ μυροβαλάνων γενήματος ιβ (ἔτους)
7ὀνόματος Ἄμμωνος ἀγροῦ
8ἀπ ματίων δύο τὸ δίμοιρον.
9(ἔτους) ιγ Αὐρηλίου Ἀντωνίνου
10Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Φαρμοῦθι ε.

1 l. ἱερέως
1Tithoetion and his associate
2supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene
3through Marcus Annius Nemo-
4nianus, collector. Thus has paid
5through the priest Pachompaonnophris
6for the third of the nome of behen-nuts of the harvest of year 12
7on account of Ammon's land
8of two matia, two thirds.
9Year 13 of Aurelius Antoninus
10Caesares the lords, Pharmouthi 5.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή- νης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    26620 not applicable Ammon, god Ἄμμων pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius 13 Pharmuthi 05 173 March 31 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 3431
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03431
    Trismegistos 19131
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_24
    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 3431 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12091), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.