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Ostr. Berlin P. 12697

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 12697
Publication Number SB VI 9545, 17
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) 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


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 70 mm | 72 mm | 7 mm
Dating between 106 and 107
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, stylized roman cursive, hand of Hermogenes
Comments on Text Layout 9 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia) and the contribution for the billeting of soldiers (diplon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of praktor Hermogenes for poll tax of year 10 of Trajan, paid by Harpaesis, son of Phanophis, grandson of Thrakidas, in installments, and for the contribution for the billeting of soldiers (diplon); with signature of Hermogenes.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok Thrakidas
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Ἁρπαῆσις Φεώφεω̣ς 1l. Φανώφεως Θρακίδου
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας δεκάτου (ἔτους)
3Τραειανοῦ 2 l. Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ
4κυρίου ἐπὶ λόγου (δραχμὰς) ὀκτώ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η.
5Ἑρμογένης πράκτωρ ἔγραψα.
63 l. ὁ αὐτὸς τὰς λυπὰς 4 l. λοιπὰς (δραχμὰς) ἐν-
7νήα 5l. ἐν|νέα (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) θ καὶ ὑπὲρ διπλῆς
8ὀβολόν , (ὀβολός). Ἑρμογένης
9πράκτωρ ἔγραψα.

1 l. Φανώφεως
2 l. Τραιανοῦ
3 l. ὁ
4 l. λοιπὰς
5 l. ἐν|νέα
1Thus has paid Harpaesis, son of Phanophis, grandson of Thrakidas,
2for poll tax of the tenth year
3of Trajan Caesar the
4lord, on account, eigth dr., = 8 dr.
5Hermogenes, collector, I have written.
6the same paid the remaining nine dr.,
7= 9 dr., and for the contribution for the billeting of soldiers
8one obol, = 1 ob. Hermogenes,
9collector, I have written.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12605 man Harpaesis, son of Phanopis, (grandson of Thrakid) Ἁρπαῆσις Φανώφεος (Θρακίδ(ου)? Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 10 106 August 29 CE 107 August 28 CE date in text;




DatasetID 3611
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03611
Trismegistos 19079
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9545_17
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 3611 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 12697), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.