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Ostr. Berlin P. 12111

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12111
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 21
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) 52 mm | 61 mm | 7 mm
Dating between 160 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right

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 right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, hand of assistant Pachompetenephotes
Comments on Text Layout 5 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contributions (merismoi)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of Ammonios and Sokration, collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, for merismoi of year 23 of Antoninus, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis and the mother Thinpelaia, with signature of Ammonios.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok (Patsibtis in lacuna already in O.Bankes)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος καὶ Σωκ(ρατίων) οἱ β πράκ(τορες) ἀργ(υρικῶν) Ἐλεφ(αντίνης)
2διὰ Παχομπετενεφώτου βοηθ(οῦ). διέγρ(αψεν) Πατσίβτις
3Πετορζμῆθις 1l. Πετορζμήθιος μητρὸς Θινπελαίας ὑπ(ὲρ) μερισ-
4μῶν κγ (ἔτους) (δραχμὴν) α (ἡμιωβέλιον). (ἔτους) κγ Ἀντωνίνου τοῦ κυρίου
5Παῦνι ιδ. Ἀμμώνιο̣ς σεσημ(είωμαι).

1 l. Πετορζμήθιος
1Ammonios and Sokration, the 2 collectors of money taxes at Elephantine,
2through Pachompetenephotes, assistant. Thus has paid NN?,
3son of Petorzmethis and the mother Thinpelaia, for contribu-
4tions of year 23, 1 dr. 1/2 ob. Year 23 of Antoninus the lord,
5Payni 14. (hand 2) Ammonios, I have signed.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφ(αντίνης) (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    13790 man Ammonios praktor 2 Ἀμμώνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 23 Payni 14 160 June 8 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 3433
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03433
    Trismegistos 19128
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_21
    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 3433 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12111), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.