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Ostr. Berlin P. 5

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_000460.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 5
Publication Number O.Wilck. 258
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: 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) 83 mm | 55 mm | 6 mm

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, hand of Petorzmethis, scribe
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, left side broken off, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title tax receipt for contribution (merismos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the praktores Longinos Serenos and Petronios Bassianos, through their assistant (βοηθός) Petorzmethis, for the contribution of year 5 of Marc Aurel and Verus, paid by Harpaesis, son of Petesuchos and Senpetorzmetis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Λονγεῖνος Σερῆνος καὶ Πετρῶνις
2Βασσιανὸς πράκ(τορες) ργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης διὰ Πετορ-
3ζμήθ(ου) βοηθ(οῦ). διέγρ(αψεν) ρπαῆσις Πετεσούχου
4μητ(ρὸς) Σενπετορζμήτιος ὑπὲρ μερισμῶν ε (ἔτους) ἐπὶ λόγου (δραχμὰς) δ.
5(ἔτους) ε Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων τῶν
6κυρίων Παχὼν κζ.
1Longinus Serenus and Petronius
2Bassianus, collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through Petor-
3zmethis, assistant. Thus has paid Harpaesis, son of Petesouchos
4and the mother Senpetorzmethis, for the contributions of year 5, on account, 4 dr.
5Year 5 of Antoninus and Verus Caesares the
6lords, Pachon 27.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    26870 man Harpaesis, son of Petesouchos and Senpetorzmethis Ἁρπαῆσις Πετεσούχου Σενπετορζμήτιος pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Marcus Aurelius + Verus 05 Pachons 27 165 May 22 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 460
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 00460
    Trismegistos 76825
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;258
    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 460 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 5), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.