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Ostr. Berlin P. 12558

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12558
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 6
Current Location missing | since 1985
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
Dating between 91 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation (undecidable)
State of Preservation damaged on left and 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) damaged on right and left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, hand of Sokrates
Comments on Text Layout 9 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
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 of Praktor Sokrates for poll tax of year 10 of Domitian, paid by Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis in installments, with signature of Sokrates.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok (missing)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πατσῖβτις Πετορζμίθιος
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας δεκάτου (ἔτους)
3Δομιτιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ
4κυρίου Μεσορὴ γ̣ ἀ̣ργ(υρίου) (δραχμὰς) ε
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ε.
6ὁμοίως̣ (δραχμὰς) τέσσαρα̣ς (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) θ.
7ὁμοίως ἄλλας (δραχμὰς) τέσσαρα̣ς
8(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιγ. ὁμοίως (δραχμὰς) γ
9(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ. Σωκράτη(ς) ἔγρ(αψα)?
1Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis,
2for poll tax of the tenth year
3of Domitian Caesar the
4lord, Mesore 3, silver dr. 5,
5= 5 dr.
6Ditto, four dr., = 9 dr.
7Ditto, further four dr.,
8= 13 dr. Ditto, 3 dr.,
9= 16 dr. (Sokrates, 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
Domitian 10 Mesore 03 91 July 27 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3573
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03573
Trismegistos 19113
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_6
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3573 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12558), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.