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Ostr. Berlin P. 10817

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10817
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963)
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned

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, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 78 mm | 85 mm | 6 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Damages at the rims, lower part lost.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

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) Mainly faded, end of the last line lost.
Script, Primary Demotic
Language, Primary Demotic
Comments on Text Layout The text was placed onto the lower half of the surface of the potsherd.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 0
Column Height (in mm) 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 0


Text Content

Modern Title account of payments made by different persons
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Account of payment for different females. All payments were made by their sons who are mentioned in first instance. Detailed contents unclear due to the fragmentary condition. All presereved payments were in stater.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Im Inventarbuch Handabschrift der 1. Zeile.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender - Identifier of woman: mother of a man - Activity of woman: deliverer of payment



Transcription Translation Pictures
2Petosorsmetis, his mother Taysiris: 9 stater(?).
3Ororoeris his mother ..?.. [_]: 8 stater.
4[///]beh, his mother ⸢..?..⸣[_]: ⸢///⸣ stater.
5[///]⸢..?..⸣[_] ⸢sttr ///⸣
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
35770 woman Ororoeris, means his mother ..?.. Wsı͗r-wr mw.t=f ..?.. pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Roman Period -30 BCE 211 CE ;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100140
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100140 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10817), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.