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Ostr. Berlin P. 12575

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12575
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 5
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) 107 mm | 87 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 89 and 90
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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) broken at left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, hand of Sokrates
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 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 9 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, problem in last line: supply Sokrate(s) egr(apsa)?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πατσεῖβτις Πετορζμήθιος
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ἐνάτου (ἔτους)
3Δομιτιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
4ἐπὶ λόγου (δραχμὰς) δ. ὁμοίως (δραχμὰς) η (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ. ὁμοίως (δραχμὰς) γ̣. ὁμοίως (δραχμὴν) α.
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιϛ. Σωκράτης πράκτωρ ἔγραψα.
6ὁμ(οίως) ὁ αὐτ̣ὸς ὑπὲρ χιρωναξίου 1l. χειρωναξίου θ (ἔτους) ἐπὶ λόγου (δραχμὰς) γ.
7ὁμ(οίως) (δραχμὰς) δ. ὁμοίως (δραχμὰς) δ. ὁμοίως (δραχμὴν) α (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ.
8 -?-

1 l. χειρωναξίου
1Thus has paid Patsibtis, son of Petorzmethis,
2for poll tax of the nineth year
3of Domitian the lord,
4on account, 4 dr. Ditto, 8 dr., = 12 dr. Ditto, 3 dr. Ditto, 1 dr.,
5= 16 dr. Sokrates, collector, I have written.
6Ditto, the same for trade tax of year 9, on account, 3 dr.
7Ditto, 4 dr. Ditto, 4 dr. Ditto, 1 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 09 89 August 29 CE 90 August 28 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3582
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03582
Trismegistos 19112
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_5
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3582 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12575), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.