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Ostr. Berlin P. 13

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 13
Publication Number O.Wilck. 11
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) 22 mm | 57 mm | 8 mm
Dating between 41 and 55
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at right and bottom

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 and bottom
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, roman cursive, probably hand Hermonas praktor
Comments on Text Layout 3 lines, right and lower parts broken off, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for poll tax for the first year of Claudius or Nero, perhaps written by the praktor Hermonas
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok. date Claudius or Nero: Hermonas praktor?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διαγεγράφηκεν Πατ̣ -7-8?-
2ὑπὲρ λαογραφίας πρώτου (ἔτους) Τιβερίου? / Νέρωνος?
3Κλαυδίου Καίσαρος Σεβαστοῦ
3+y-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1Thus has paid Pat---
2for poll tax of the first year of [Tiberius?/ Nero?]
3Claudius Caesar Augustus ---
3+y- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26685 man Pat--- P. 13 Πατ… pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Claudius 01 41 January 25 CE 41 August 28 CE date in text, emperor incertain;




DatasetID 463
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 00463
Trismegistos 76592
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;11
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 463 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 13), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.