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Ostr. Berlin P. 23

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 23
Publication Number O.Wilck. 1269
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
Certainty: high
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
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 61 mm | 78 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 113 and 114
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, hand of Lucius Aurelius epiteretes
Comments on Text Layout 7 lines, right and lower parts broken off, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
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 of year 16 of Trajan, paid by Bienchis, son of Psansnos und der Tap---, probably written and given out by Lucius Aurelius epiteretes in year 17 of Trajan.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 7: signature of Lucius Aurelius epiteretes
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Βιῆγχις Ψαν-
2σνῶτος μητρὸς Ταπ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ὑπ(ὲρ)
3λαογραφίας τοῦ ιϛ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ
4τοῦ κυρίου ἐπὶ λόγου δραχ(μὰς)
5ὀκτὼ (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) η. (ἔτους) ιζ
6Τραιανοῦ τοῦ κυρίου
7(month) ̣̅. διὰ Λο̣υκίου 1ed. δραχ(μὰς) [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
8Αὐρηλίου ἐπιτ(ηρητοῦ).

1 ed. δραχ(μὰς) [ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣]
1Thus has paid Bienchis, son of Psan-
2snos and the mother Tap---, for
3poll tax of year 16 of Trajan
4the lord, on account, drachmas
5eight, = 8 dr. Year 17
6of Trajan the lord,
7(month) ?. Through Lucius
8[Aurelius, supervisor.]
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4614 man Bienchis, son of Psansnos Βιῆνχις Ψανσνως Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 17 113 August 29 CE 114 August 28 CE date in text;




DatasetID 466
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 00466
Trismegistos 77653
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.wilck;;1269
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 466 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 23), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.