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Ostr. Berlin P. 10678

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10678
Publication Number TAD D.8.4
Comments on Inventory 1963 vorhanden
Publication Permission Status no permission for publication necessary
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Egypt (مصر) [Trismegistos]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery purchase
Finder (= First Purchaser) Schmidt, C.
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1905 and 1905


Object Type ostracon
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 8 mm | 11,1 mm | 0,60 mm
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Handwriting Most date the text to between 400-200 BCE based on paleography. The writers pen-stance is nearly perpendicular to the surface, which is not a common feature of earlier Aramaic hands. The letters all bear the same general shape of 5th century hands, but the L and S show a progression toward what is sometimes called the Jewish cursive script. That the names are Greek, Semitic, and Egyptian with no clear parallels in 5th cent. Elephantine texts. This suggests that this text does not come from that time or location. No name contains the theophoric element -yah. The abbreviations are probably all Semitic, which is rather difficult to explain if one assumes a Ptolemaic context.
  recto verso
Quantity of Columns 2


Text Content

Modern Title Jar Label. List of Names and Measurements
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | account
  • documentary | list | name list
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text M = מעה. Š = שקל. and R = רבע



Transcription Translation Pictures
3מנ ש 𐡘 מ 𐡘𐡘 רבענ 𐡘𐡘𐡘
4 ◦דא ◦רא ר 𐡘𐡘
5ש 𐡘𐡘 מ 𐡘𐡘
6◦ס ר 𐡘𐡘
7שמעונ בר דלוי ◦ ש 𐡘 מ 𐡘𐡘
8◦ אנתתה מ 𐡘 רבענ 𐡘𐡘
9 זבדי עדרי בר פד◦◦ס פר◦◦ס כד◦◦ס כר◦◦ס מ 𐡘
10 ◦פסיס ◦נסיס ש 𐡘 מ 𐡘𐡘
11◦נ בר תנפי ש 𐡘𐡘 מ 𐡘 רבע 𐡘 פ
12בר יחננ ש 𐡘𐡘 מ 𐡘 רבע 𐡘
13◦א מ 𐡘
14ידוע ר 𐡘 רבענ 𐡘𐡘𐡘
15◦◦◦ מ 𐡘𐡘
1תודרס מ 𐡘 מצריא
2תודרס מ 𐡘𐡘
3תבא מ 𐡘𐡘
4שבתית תוא מ 𐡘
5שלמ מ 𐡘
6תשפור מ 𐡘
7שמעאל מ 𐡘
8אברמ ר 𐡘 רבע 𐡘
9תונפרי ואנושה ש 𐡘
10נתנ בר אביתי מ 𐡘 ר◦
11סלפנ מ 𐡘𐡘𐡘 𐡘𐡘
3[PN-]mn 1 š(eqel), 2 m(aˁah), 3 quarters
4[PN-]◦{d|r}ˀ ⸢2 q(uarter)⸣
5[...]⸢2 š(eqel), 2 m(aˁah)⸣
6[...]◦s ⸢2 q(uarter)⸣
7[... Šim]ˁon son of Dalûy ◦ 1 š(eqel), 2 m(aˁah)
8[...]◦ his wife 1 m(aˁah), 2 quarters
9{Zabdî | ˁIdrî} son of ◦◦◦◦is ⸢1 m(aˁah)⸣
10[PN-]◦◦sis ⸢1 š(eqel), 2 m(aˁah)⸣
11[PN-]◦n son of Tanufî ⸢2 š(eqel), 1 m(aˁah), 1 quarter, 1 h(alf)⸣
12[PN so]n of Yeḥnan 2 š(eqel), 1 m(aˁah), 1 quarter
13[PN-]◦ˀ 1 m(aˁah)
14[... ]Yadûaˁ 1 q(uarter), 3 quarters
15[...]◦◦◦ 2 m(aˁah)
1Theôdoros 1 m(aˁah), ⸢the Egyptian⸣
2Theôdoros ⸢2 m(aˁah)⸣
3Tabaˀ ⸢2 m(aˁah)⸣
4Šabbatît (and) Taweˀ ⸢1 m(aˁah)⸣
5Šillem ⸢1 m(aˁah)⸣
6Tašepwer ⸢1 m(aˁah)⸣
7Šemaˁˀel ⸢1 m(aˁah)⸣
8ˀAbram 1 q(uarter), 1 quarter
9Ta⸢we⸣nnofrê and her people 1 š(eqel)
10Natan son of ˀAbyetî ⸢1 m(aˁah), # q(uarter)⸣
11⸢S⸣lpn 5 m(aˁah)
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
37360 (unknown) ...◦◦sis ...סיס Aramaic, Imperial



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
-299 BCE -200 BCE Paleography. ;







DatasetID 100080
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 91056
Author James D. Moore; Verena Lepper
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100080 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10678), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore; Verena Lepper.