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Ostr. Berlin P. 12694

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12694
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 15
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]
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, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 68 mm | 90 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 102 and 103
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left and slightly damaged at the surface

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 left
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, stylized roman cursive, hand of Hermogenes
Comments on Text Layout 4 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4
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 praktor Hermogenes for poll tax of year 6 of Trajan, paid by Hatpechnoubis, son of Pachompapeotos, with signature of Hermogenes.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Ἁτπεχνοῦβις Παχομπαπε̣ῶ̣τος
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας ἕκτου (ἔτους) Τραειανοῦ
3Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) ιζ.
4Ἑρμογένης πράκτωρ ἔγραψα.
1Thus has paid Hatpachnoubis, son of Pachompapeos,
2for poll tax of the sixth year of Trajan
3Caesar the lord 17 silver dr.
4Hermogenes, praktor, I have written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4757 man Hatpechnoumis, son of Pachompapeos Ἀτπεχνοῦβις Παχομπαπεῶτος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 06 102 August 29 CE 103 August 28 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3601
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03601
Trismegistos 19077
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_15
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3601 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12694), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.