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Ostr. Berlin P. 12670

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12670
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 17
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) 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]
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1906 and 1908


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 73 mm | 104 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 62 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, roman cursive, hand of Ruphonius Antigonos
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 of year 11 of Hadrian, given out by the assistant Sarapion, paid by Pelaias, son of Heriechnoubis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 2 name: Heriechno(ubeos), vgl. P.Köln II 115, OGL 57 und 470
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διὰ Σαραπίωνος βοηθοῦ.
2διέγραψεν Πελαίας Ἑρι̣ε̣χ̣ν̣ο̣ύβεως 1ed. Ἑρι̣--[--]
3ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ ἑνδεκάτου ἔ̣τ̣ο̣υ̣ς̣
4Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
5ἐπὶ λόγου δραχμὰς ὀκτώι 2 l. ὀκτώ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η.
6ἐπαγομένων β̅.

1 ed. Ἑρι̣--[--]
2 l. ὀκτώ
1Through the assistant Sarapion.
2Thus has paid Pelaias, son of Heriechnoubis,
3for poll tax of the eleventh year
4of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
5on account, eight drachmas, = 8 dr.,
6on the second epagomene.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4803 man Pelaias, son of Heriechnoubis Πελαιας Ἑρι̣ε̣χ̣ν̣ο̣(ύβεως) pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 11 Epagomenen 02 127 August 25 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3594
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03594
Trismegistos 19124
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_17
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3594 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12670), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.