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Ostr. Berlin P. 3

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 3
Publication Number O.Wilck. 291
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: low
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, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 69 mm | 84 mm | 7 mm
Dating between 197 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation surface abrased and covered with residue

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) surface covered by residue, partly hard to read
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, hand of Marcus Annius Nemonius the younger
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, complete, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ammonios, son of Didymos and associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Marcus Annius Nemonianus the younger, for an installment of the trade tax, paid by Thinpsansnos, daughter of Petorzmethis and Thinpsansnos, for the father Petorzmethis, in year 5 of Septimius Severus and Caracalla.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman taxpayer for her father
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀμμώνιος Διδύμου καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτ ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς
2πύλης Σοήνης διʼ ἐμοῦ Μάρκου Ἀννίου Νεμωνια-
3νοῦ νεωτέρου βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Θινψανσνὼς Πετορζμήθιος ὑπὲρ
4τοῦ πατρὸς Πετορζμήθου μητρὸς Θινψανσνῶτος
5χειρωναξίου τοῦ δ (ἔτους) δραχμὰς ὀκτὼ ὀβολοὺς δύο
6(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η (διώβολον). (ἔτους) ε Παῦνι ιθ.
1Ammonios, son of Didymos, and his associate supervisors of the Sacred
2Gate of Syene, through me, Marcus Annius Nemonia-
3nus the younger, assistant. Thus has paid Thinpsansnos, daughter of Petorzmethis, for
4the father Petorzmethis, and (daughter) of the mother Thinpsansnos,
5for trade tax of year 4 eight drachmas two obols,
6= 8 dr. 2 ob. Year 5, Payni 19.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4003 man Ammonios, son of Didymos (tax farmer III cent) Ἀμμώνιος Διδύμου Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Septimius Severus + Caracalla 05 Payni 19 197 June 13 CE date in text Zur Datierung vgl. P. Viereck, Komm. zu O.Stras. I 286, 2 = BL II.1 54.;




    DatasetID 458
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 00458
    Trismegistos 76855
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck.;291
    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 458 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 3), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.