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Ostr. Berlin P. 12689

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_003600.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12689
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 11
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) 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 excavation finds
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1906 and 1908


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 78 mm | 64 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 134 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 unknown: the scribe is probably comissioned for the taxes of year 17! still collecting in y. 18
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)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Julius Sabinus and Valerius Capito? and their associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, for laographia and prison guards(?), paid by Harpaesis (?), son of Phanophis and the mother Tachomtbekis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text corr. supplies changed in l. 1 +Valerius Capito, l. 3: tax year 17, l. 4 date: year 18. l. 5 signature Ou[alerios]; tax payer chould also be supplied with Pachnoubis or Petorzmethis, the brothers of Harpaesis***
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἰούλιος Σαβεῖνος καὶ Οὐαλέριο(ς) Καπίτων καὶ οἱ
2σὺν αὐτοῖς ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς π̣ύλ(ης) Σοή(νης). διέγρ(αψεν) Ἁρπαῆσις?
3Φανώφεως μητρὸς Ταχομτβῆκις ὑπ(ὲρ) λαογρ(αφίας) ιζ 1ed. ιη(ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ
4Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου δραχ̣μὰς ιζ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσ(μοφυλάκων) (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός). (ἔτους) ιη 2ed. ιθἉδριανοῦ
5τοῦ κυρίου Φαῶφι ιθ. Ο̣ὐ̣αλέριος 3ed. Ἰ̣ο̣[ύλιος Σαβεῖνος]
6σεσημίωμαι 4 l. σεσημείωμαι δραχ̣μὰς
7δέκα ἐπτὰ ὀβολός 5 l. ὀβολόν.

1 ed. ιη
2 ed. ιθ
3 ed. Ἰ̣ο̣[ύλιος Σαβεῖνος]
4 l. σεσημείωμαι
5 l. ὀβολόν
1Iulius Sabinus and Valerius Capito (?) and their
2their associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene. Thus has paid Harpaesis (?),
3son of Phanophis and the mother Tachomtbekis, for poll tax of year 17 of Hadrian
4Caesar the lord, 17 dr. 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob. Year 18 of Hadrian
5the lord, Phaophi 19. (2. h.) Valerius,
6I have signed (for) drachmas
7seventeen and one obolos.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοή(νης) (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    12440 man Harpaesis, son of Phanophis and Tachomtbekis Harpaesis Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 18 Phaophi 19 133 October 16 CE date in text, year corrected: supplied according to collector's time of office and handwriting;




    DatasetID 3600
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03600
    Trismegistos 19118
    Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_11
    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 3600 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12689), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.