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Ostr. Berlin P. 12668

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12668
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 14
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]
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1906 and 1908


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 83 mm | 100 mm | mm
Dating between 98 and
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, highly stylized roman cursive, hand of Psansnos, son of Ammonios
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
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 for poll tax for year 1 of Trajan, paid by Paterzmethis, son of Patransnouphis, signed and written by Psansnos, son of Ammonios.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. date: mesore 30=23 Aug. all writings with eu are changed to ou
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Πατερζμῆθις
2Πατρανσνούφιος ὑπὲρ λαγφίας 1l. λαογραφίας τοῦ α (ἔτους)
3Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου Μεσορὴ λ 2ed. α
4τὰς λυπὰς 3 l. λοιπὰς δραχμὰς τέσσαρες
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) δ. Ψανσνῶς Ἀμμωνίου

1 l. λαογραφίας
2 ed. α
3 l. λοιπὰς
1Thus has paid Paterzmethis,
2son of Patransnouphis, for poll tax of year 1
3of Trajan the lord, Mesore 30,
4the remaining four drachmas,
5= 4 dr. Psansnos, son of Ammonios,
6I have written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26305 man Paterzmethis, son of Patransnouphis Πατερζμῆθις Πατρανσνούφιος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 01 Mesore 30 98 July 25 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3592
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03592
Trismegistos 19076
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_14
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3592 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12668), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.