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Ostr. Berlin P. 12554

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12554
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 2
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) 61 mm | 100 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 79 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Text Layout 5 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Praktor Sokrates for poll tax of year 11 of Vespasian, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis, with signature of Sokrates.
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
1διέγραψεν Πατσεῖβτις Πετορζμήθιος
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ια (ἔτους) Οὐεσπασιανοῦ
3τοῦ κυρίου Μεσορὴ ζ
4ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) δέκα ἕξ, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ.
5Σωκράτης ἔγραψα .
1Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis,
2for poll tax of year 11 of Vespasian
3the lord, Mesore 7,
4silver dr. sixteen, = 16 dr.
5Sokrates, I have written.
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
Vespasian 11 Mesore 07 79 July 31 CE date in text ;




DatasetID 3571
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03571
Trismegistos 19109
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_2
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3571 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12554), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.