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Ostr. Berlin P. 6

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 6
Publication Number O.Wilck. 149
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, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 54 mm | 47 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 129 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at left

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, cursive, hand of Iunius Valens
Comments on Text Layout 5 lines, left side broken off, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution for a statue of the emperor (merismos andriantos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of collector Kalasiris through the scribe Iunius Valens for the contribution for a statue of the emperor, paid by Petorzmethis the elder?, son of Poueris and Tisatis
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr: supply: merismos andriantos, cf. parallel OGL 651
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Καλασῖρις πράκ(τωρ) ἀργ(υρικῶν) διΟὐάλεντος βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν
2Πετορζμῆθις μείζω(ν) Πουήρεως μητρὸς Τισᾶτις
3ὑπὲρ μερισμ(οῦ) ἀνδ(ριάντος) 1ed. [ὑπ(ὲρ) - ca.11 -] τοῦ κυρίου Ἁδριανοῦ
4τοῦ κυρίου (δραχμὰς) β. 2ed. [- ca.9 -] (ἔτους) ιγ Ἁδριανοῦ
5Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Ἐπεὶφ κ̅ε̅.

1 ed. [ὑπ(ὲρ) - ca.11 -]
2 ed. [- ca.9 -]
1Kalasiris, collector of money taxes, through the assistant Valens. Thus has paid
2Petorzmethis the elder, son of Poueris and the mother Tisatis,
3for the contribution for a statue of the lord Hadrian
4the lord 2 dr. Year 13 of Hadrian
5Caesar the lord, Epeiph 25.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12475 man Iunius Valens Iunius Valens Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 13 Epeiph 25 129 July 19 CE date in text;




DatasetID 461
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 00461
Trismegistos 76721
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;149
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 461 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 6), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.