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Ostr. Berlin P. 10811

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10811
Publication Number O.Varia 28
Current Location destroyed | discarded
Comments on Inventory found completely decayed and disposed (14.09.1972)
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 archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
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 partage
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1906 and 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, grey red
Dating between -223 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Once complete, today lost.
Mounting [destroyed]

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) Partly faded. Today lost.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary
Comments on Text Layout Text layout unknown.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3+1 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 0 0
Column Height (in mm) 0 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance unknown 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Pamounis and his wife Taimouthis are confirmed by Doros of having paid the salt tax for the 25. regnal year in an amount of 4 obols and 1½ obols. Demotic countersignature of Pasbet.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscripton: Issuer, tax type, date.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: wife of a man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) κε Παμενὼθ ε τέτακται
2Παμουνι ἁλικῆς δι̣ὰ̣ Δώρου
3(τετρώβολον) Ταιμοῦτ γυνὴ (ὀβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον)
4 sẖ Pa-sbṱ 1Cf. the note in Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 245. pꜣ dnı͗ (n) ḥmꜣ (n) ḥsb.t 25

1 Cf. the note in Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 245.
125th regnal year, 5th Phamenoth. Thus have paid
2Pamounis for the salt tax through [Doros]
34 obols; Taimut, his wife, 1 ½ obols.
4Countersigned by Pasbet. The salt tax for the 25th regnal year.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4290 man Doros (logeutes) Δῶρος (partly gen. Δώρου) Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 25 Phamenoth 05 -223 April 20 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;




DatasetID 100067
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02892
Trismegistos 3024
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;28
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100067 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10811), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).