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Ostr. Berlin P. 12671

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12671
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 18
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 (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 1906 and 1908


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, light red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 79 mm | 73 mm | 3 mm
Dating between 127 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 Sarapion I
Comments on Text Layout 10 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the assistant Sarapion for poll tax and prison guards, paid by Kalasiris, son of Petorzmethis und der Thinpachnoubis.
Location of Composition Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 2-3: name of father Petorzmethios!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διὰ Σαραπίωνος βοηθοῦ.
2διέγραψεν Καλασεῖρις Πε-
3τορζμήθιος 1ed. Πατραμήθιος μητρὸς Θινπα-
4χνοῦβις ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ
5ἑνδεκάτου ἔτους Ἁδριανοῦ
6Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου κατὰ μ̣έρος
7δραχμὰς δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον) δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον)
8(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολὸς). (ἔτους) ιβ Ἁδριανοῦ
9Καίσαρος τ̣οῦ κυρίου
10Φαῶφι κδ.

1 ed. Πατραμήθιος
1Through Sarapion, assistent.
2Thus has paid Kalasiris, son of
3Petorzmethis and the mother Thinpa-
4chnoubis, for poll tax of the
5eleventh year of Hadrian
6Caesar the lord, bit by bit,
7seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob.,
8= 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 12 of Hadrian
9Caesar the lord,
10Phaophi 24.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26310 man Kalasiris, son of Petorzmethis* und Thinpachnoubis Καλασῖρις Πατερζμῆθις* Θινπαχνοῦβις pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 12 Phaophi 24 127 October 22 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3595
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03595
Trismegistos 19080
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_18
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3595 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12671), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.