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Ostr. Berlin P. 12556

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12556
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 8
Current Location magazine
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) Zucker, Friedrich (excavation director)
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) 83 mm | 84 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 91 and 92
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 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
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 11 of Domitian, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis, a pastophoros, in installments, 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
Comment on Religion tax payer is a pastophoros, lower rank temple personel



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πατσεῖβτις Πετορζμήθιος παστοφόρος
2ὑπὲρ λαογρ̣αφίας ια (ἔτους) Δομιτιανοῦ
3τοῦ κυρίου ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) ιϛ. Σωκράτης
4πράκτωρ ἔγραψα.
5ὁ αὐτὸς ὑπὲρ χιρωναξίου 1 l. χει(ρωναξίου) ὁμο̣ί̣ω̣ς̣ (δραχμὰς) δ ἐ̣πὶ λ(όγου)
6ὁμο̣ί̣ω̣ς̣ ἄ̣λ̣λ̣α̣ς̣ (δραχμὰς) η̣ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ.

1 l. χει(ρωναξίου)
1Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis, shrine-bearer,
2for poll tax of year 11 of Domitian
3the lord, silver dr. 16. Sokrates,
4collector, I have written.
5The same for trade tax, ditto, 4 dr. on account,
6ditto, further 8 dr., = 12 dr.
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 11 91 August 30 CE 92 August 28 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3572
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03572
Trismegistos 19115
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_8
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3572 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12556), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.