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Ostr. Berlin P. 10679

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10679
Publication Number TAD D.7.24
Comments on Inventory 1963 vorhanden
Publication Permission Status no permission for publication necessary
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery donation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution bequest
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1905 and 1905
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation incomplete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave/convex
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8 9
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Missive. Re Trip to Syene and Pesach Plans
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Context unclear. Mention of a document (a decree ?, Cf. Moore, "The Persian Administrative Process"), as well as a persons with Egyptian, Iranian, and NWSemitic names.
Comments on Text Eines der Dokumente, in denen das jüdische Pessach-Fest erwähnt wird (vgl. TAD D7.6)



Transcription Translation Pictures
TAD (variants)
1. כענת הלו כן שלחת לך ספ⸢ר⸣[א]
2. זנה באלף פמהן לם אעל סון
3. ימא זנה כען הלו עלדבר סכיא
4. [...]◦ ימא זנה הן תכל תעב[{ד|ר}]
5. [...]{ה|ג} בפסחא וקום ע[ם]
6. [...]זי אקמנך עם
7. [...]◦ ומאנהי בחן
8. [...] שאלי
9. [...]י יהבת לה
10. [...] תכל תעב{ד|ר}
11. [...] כענת חזי{נ𐡘𐡘| מה}
12. [... פ]⸢מהן⸣ בר ⸢ע⸣סנ{ד|ר|ך} לם
13. [...]אגרתא זי שלח לך מי⸢כ⸣[יה]
14. הלו מלת ספר הי זי שלח
15. לי ⸢רוך⸣ ושלחת לה למפרש לי
16. מלתא אף שלחת לה למחוה
17. ⸢ט⸣עמא להושע
1כענת הלו כנ שלחת לכ יומא 1TAD ספרא is impossible given the surviving strokes.
2זנה באלפ פמהנ למ אעל סונ
3יומא זנה כענ הלו עלדבר סכיא 2See notes in Ungnad no. 77.
4 יומא זנה הנ תכל תעבד
5 ג ה בפסחא וקומ
6 זי אקמנכ עמ
7 ומאנהי בחנ
8 שאלי

1 TAD ספרא is impossible given the surviving strokes.
2 See notes in Ungnad no. 77.
1 זי יהבת לה
2 תכל תעבד
3 כענת חזינה
4 בר נ למ⸣
5 שלח לכ מי כ נ
6הלו מלת ספר הי זי שלח
7לי רוכ ושלחת לה למפרש לי
8מלתא אפ שלחת לה למחוה
9טעמא להושע
1Now, indeed, thus I sent (word) to you (2) this (1) day
2on the boat of Pmhn, saying, “I shall enter Syene
3this d<a>y. Now, indeed, according to SKYˀ
4[...]◦ this d<a>y. If you (m) are able to make
5[...] on Pesach, and arise
6[...]which I shall establish you with
7[...] and his vessels. Test
8[...]my inquiry
1[...]which I gave to him
2[...] you shall be able to make
3[...] Now, look at it
4[...]... son of ..., saying
5[...]... he sent you MYK
6Indeed the word of a document is it, which
7Rauk (6) sent (7) to me. And I sent to interpret for me
8the word. Surely, I sent to him to show
9the decree/decision to Hoshea.
Places (read out from edition)
  • סונ (places.xml#s8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    37280 man Hoshea הושע Aramaic, Imperial



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    -499 BCE -475 BCE ;







    DatasetID 100079
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 91007
    Author James D. Moore; Verena Lepper
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 100079 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10679), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore; Verena Lepper.