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Ostr. Berlin P. 12560

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12560
Publication Number SB IV 7401
Current Location exhibition | Neues Museum, Berlin
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 1908


Object Type ostracon
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 45 mm | 57 mm | mm
Dating between -144 and -143
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, hand unknown
Comments on Text Layout 7 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for natron tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for natron tax of year 27, paid by Choareris, with signature of Apollonides (banker/clerk?)
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
1(ἔτους) κζ. τέτακται Χοαρῆ-
2ρις ἀπὸ τοῦ γινομένου αὐ-
3τῷ τέλους τῆς νιτρι-
4κῆς τοῦ αὐτοῦ (ἔτους) χαλκοῦ (δραχμὰς) δια-
5κοσίας τεσσαράκοντα
6(γίνονται) σμ.
1Year 27. Thus has paid Choare-
2ris of the amount due to him
3for the natron tax
4of the same year, copper drachmas two
5hundred forty,
6= 240.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4627 man Apollonides (bank clerk? banker? SB 7401) Ἀπολλωνίδης Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios VIII Euergetes II 27 -144 September 28 BCE -143 September 27 BCE date in text;




DatasetID 3575
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03575
Trismegistos 5690
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;4;7401
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3575 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12560), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.