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Ostr. Berlin P. 12600

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_003586.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12600
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 10
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
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) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
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 excavation finds
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1906 and 1907


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 73 mm | 72 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 79 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at 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) broken at right
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, hand of Sarapion I
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) and prison guards (desmophylakitikon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the tax farmer (misthotes) Flavius Eutyches and the supervisor (epiteretes) Longinus Crispus, through the assistant Sarapion, for poll tax of year 11 of Hadrian, paid by NN, son of Papremithes.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Φλάουιος Εὐτυχὴς μισθωτὴς ἱ̣ερ(ᾶς) πύλ(ης) Σοή(νης)
2καὶ Λονγῖνος Κρίσπ̣ος καὶ οἱ σὺν
3αὐτῶι ἐπιτηρηταὶ̣ διὰ Σαραπίωνος
4βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν ̣ ̣ ̣ Παπρε-
5μείθο̣υ ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ ἑ̣ν̣δ̣ε̣κ̣ά̣τ̣ο̣υ̣ (ἔτους)
6Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου δραχ(μὰς)
7δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον) δεσ(μοφυλάκων) (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). (ἔτους) ια
8Ἁδριανοῦ Κ̣αίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
9 -?-
1Flavius Eutyches, tax farmer of the Sacred Gate of Syene,
2and Longinus Crispus and his associate
3supervisors through Sarapion,
4assistant. Thus has paid NN, son of Papre-
5mithes, for poll tax of the eleventh year
6of Hadrian Caesar the lord, drachmas
7seventeen 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 11
8of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή(νης) (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    26560 man ---, son of Papremithes 2 ---Παπρεμείθου pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 11 126 August 29 CE 127 August 28 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 3586
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03586
    Trismegistos 19117
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_10
    Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 3586 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12600), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.