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Ostr. Berlin P. 1

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 1
Publication Number O.Wilck. 301
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: medium
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Erman, Adolf
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 purchase
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1885 and 1885
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 117 mm | 135 mm | 12 mm
Dating between 150 and 250
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface abraded at the margins

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, hand unknown; signature of Hatres (praktor sitikon)
Comments on Text Layout 8 lines, complete, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for wheat
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Pkylis, son of Prompiouthes, and Petorzmethis, son of Hermion, through Apollas and Hatres, collectors of wheat taxes, for the merismos of herdsmen (poimenon?) overfor 6 artabs of wheat, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis, grandson(?) of Bouk.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text names in first line doubtful corr: date can be either 205 or 234, since the tax payer is also attested in O.Cairo Shereen 87 from 219-220
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Πκῦλις Προμπιούθης καὶ Πετορζμῆθις
2Ἑρμίωνος διὰ Ἀπολλωτᾶ καὶ Ἁτρῆ
3πράκτορες σιτικῆς Σοήνης. ἐμέτρησεν Πε-
4τορζμῆθις Πετορζμήθιος τοῦ Βοὺκ
5ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ ποιμένων? πυροῦ ἀρτάβας
6ἓξ (γίνονται) (πυροῦ) (ἀρτάβαι) ϛ λημμάτων ιγ (ἔτους).
7(ἔτους) ιγ // Παχὼν κβ.
8 Ἁτρὴς σεσημείωμαι .
1Pkylis, son of Prompiouthes, and Petorzmethis,
2son of Hermion, through Apollotas and Hatres,
3collectors of wheat at Syene. Thus has measured
4Petorzmethis, son of Petorzmethis, grandson of Bouk,
5for the contribution of herdsmen (?) of wheat artabas
6six, = 6 art. of wheat for the accounting of year 13.
7Year 13, Pachon 22.
8(hand 2) Hatres, I have signed.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    19265 man Apollotas prak.sitik. Ἀπολλωτᾶ Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Septimius Severus + Caracalla + Geta 13 Pachons 22 205 May 17 CE emperor not certain; alternative date under Severus Alexander;




    DatasetID 456
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 00456
    Trismegistos 76864
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;301
    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 456 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 1), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.