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Ostr. Berlin P. 12099

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12099
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 14
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) 66 mm | 80 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 65 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at upper right corner; on the left margin slight losses

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 upper right corner, on the left margin slight losses.
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, hand of Pelaias, son of Ammonios?
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 poll tax ( laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for poll tax for year 11 of Nero, paid by Zmenpos?, son of Zmethis; written probably by Pelaias, son of Ammonios;
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
1διαγεγράφηκεν Ζμεν-?
2πως Ζμῆθ̣ι̣ς̣ ὑπὲρ λ̣αογρα-
3φίας τοῦ ἑνδεκάτου
4(ἔτους) Νέρωνος τοῦ κυρίου
5Παῦνι κϛ ἀργυρίου δραχμὰς δέ-
6κα ἕξ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ.
1Thus has paid Zmen-?
2pos, son of Zmethis, for poll
3tax of the eleventh
4year of Nero the lord,
5Payni 26, silver drachmas
6sixteen, = 16 dr.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26585 man [Zmen]pos, son of Zmethis [...]πως Ζμῆ[θ]ι̣ς̣ pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Nero 11 Payni 26 65 June 20 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3432
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03432
Trismegistos 19121
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_14
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3432 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12099), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.