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Ostr. Berlin P. 2

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 2
Publication Number O.Wilck. 121
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 purchase
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


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 74 mm | 59 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 121 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, hand of Palachemis
Comments on Text Layout 5 lines, right side broken off, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 50
Column Height (in mm) 35
Line Distance 50+y x 35


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakitikon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the praktor Didymion through Palachemis for poll tax and tax for prison guards of year 5 of Hadrian, paid by Kalasiris, son of Psansnos and Thinpetorzmethis.
Location of Composition Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1: Name of scribe: Palachemis
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Διδυμίων πράκτωρ διὰ Παλαχή(μιος)1ed. Παπ[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ . διέγραψε
2Καλασεῖρις Ψανσνῶτος μη(τρὸς) Θινπετορ-
3ζμῆθις ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας τοῦ πέμπτου (ἔτους) Ἁδριανοῦ
4Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου δραχ(μὰς) δέκα ἑπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον),
5δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός). Μεσορὴ ̣ ̣.

1 ed. Παπ[ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣
1Didymion praktor, through Palachemis. Thus has paid
2Kalasiris, son of Psansnos and Thinpetor-
3zmethis, for poll tax of the fifth year of Hadrian
4Caesar the lord seventeen drachmas 1/2 ob.
5for prison guards 1/2 ob., = 17 dr. 1 ob. Mesore ---
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4451 man Didymion praktor Διδυμίων Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 05 Mesore 121 July 25 CE 121 August 23 CE date in text;




DatasetID 457
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 00457
Trismegistos 76694
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;121
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 457 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 2), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.