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Ostr. Berlin P. 12559

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12559
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 7
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) 118 mm | 100 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 90 and 91
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface abraded and damaged.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) suface damaged and abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, hand of Sokrates
Comments on Text Layout 10 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
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 10 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 Polytheism (Egyptian)
Comment on Religion tax payer is a pastophoros, lower rank temple personel



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγρ̣α̣ψεν Πατσεῖβτις Π̣ετορζμήθιος
2παστοφόρος ὑπὲρ λαογρ̣αφίας δεκ̣άτ̣ου (ἔτους)
3Δομιτιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίο̣υ̣ ἐ̣π̣ὶ λόγου
4(δραχμὰς) τέσσαρα̣ς̣ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ. ὁμοίως (δραχμὰς) δ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. μ̣οίως (δραχμὰς) δ
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ. ὁμοίως (δραχμὰς) γ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιε. ὁμ(οίως) (δραχμὴν) α (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ.
6Σωκράτης πράκτωρ ἔ̣γραψα.
7ὁ̣ α̣ὐ̣τ̣ὸ̣ς̣ ὁ̣μοίως ὑπ(ὲρ) χει(ρωναξίου) ι (ἔτους) ἐ̣π̣ὶ̣ λόγου (δραχμὰς) γ. ὁμοίως
8ἄλλας (δραχμὰς) δ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ζ̣. ὁ̣μοίως (δραχμὰς) δ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ια.
9ὁμοίως (δραχμὴν) α (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ.
10Σωκράτης πράκτωρ ἔγραψα.
1Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis,
2shrine-bearer, for poll tax of the tenth year
3Domitian the lord, on account,
4four dr., = 4 dr. Ditto, 4 dr., = 8 dr. Ditto, 4 dr.,
5= 12 dr. Ditto, 3 dr., = 15 dr. Ditto, 1 dr., = 16 dr.
6Sokrates, collector, I have written.
7The same, ditto, for trade tax of year 10, on account, 3 dr. Ditto,
8further 4 dr., = 7 dr. Ditto, 4 dr, = 11 dr.
9Ditto, 1 dr., = 12 dr.
10Sokrates, collector, 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 90 August 29 CE 91 August 28 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3574
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03574
Trismegistos 19114
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_7
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3574 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12559), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.