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Ostr. Berlin P. 12553

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12553
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 4
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) Zucker, Friedrich (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 1907 and 1907


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 173 mm | 151 mm | 4 mm
Dating between 88 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, roman cursive, hand of Sokrates
Comments on Text Layout 11 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Praktor Sokrates for poll tax and trade tax of year 6 of Domitian, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis in year 7 and 8, with signature of Sokrates.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πατσεῖβτις Πετορζμήθιος
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ἕκτου (ἔτους)
3Δομιτιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίουἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) η.
4ὁμοίως ἄ̣λλας (δραχμὰς) ζ. ὁμοίως (δραχμὴν) α.
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ. Σωκράτης ἔγραψα.
6ζ (ἔτους) Παχὼν β.
7ὁμοίως ὁ αὐτὸς ὑπὲρ χιρωναξίου 1 l. χει(ρωναξίου) ἕκτου (ἔτους)
8Δομιτιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
9ἐπὶ λόγου (δραχμὰς) η. ὁμοίως (δραχμὰς) δ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ.
10Σωκράτης ἔγραψα
11η̣ (ἔτους) Θὼθ κζ.

1 l. χει(ρωναξίου)
Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis,
2for poll tax of the sixth year
3of Domitian the lord silver dr. 8.
4Ditto, further dr. 7. Ditto, 1 dr.,
= 16 dr. Sokrates, I have written.
6Year 7, Pachon 2.
7Ditto, the same for trade tax of the sixth year
8of Domitian the lord,
9on account, 8 dr. Ditto, 4 dr., = 12 dr.
10Sokrates, I have written.
11Year 8, Thoth 27.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26590 man Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis I Πατσῖβτις Πετορζμήθιος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Domitian 08 Thoth 27 88 September 24 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3570
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03570
Trismegistos 19111
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_4
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3570 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12553), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.