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Ostr. Berlin P. 10824

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10824
Publication Number ined.
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory 1963 available; 2014 available
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

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
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 89 mm | 102 mm | 10 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation in the lower part a piece of unknown size is broken off

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The text is not complete because the lower part of the ostracon is broken off: lines 1-6 are complete, although some letters are faded
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Not a very neat, but a practised hand, with some ligatures, legible; superlinear stroke and trema are applied
Comments on Text Layout before the text, in a separate line a Staurogramm; the line after line 6 was probably inserted post hoc
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8+x
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 90
Column Height (in mm) 89


Text Content

Ancient Author of Text Papas
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Papas writes to Dios, the priest, about and because of a conflict with a third party.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Papas, the writer of this ostracon is probably not identical with Papas, the deacon, witness in P. 14803, based on the handwriting.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
2ⲡⲁⲡⲁⲥ ⲉⲧⲥϩⲁⲓ
3ⲛ︦ⲇⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲣⲉⲥⲃ,ⲡⲣⲉⲥⲃⲩⲧⲉⲣⲟⲥ
4ϫⲉ ⲣⲁϩⲏⲥ ⲉⲧⲃⲉ
5ⲛ︦ⲣⲱⲙⲉ ⲉⲧⲙⲓϣⲉ
6ⲙⲛ︦ⲡⲁϩⲉⲓⲧ ⲛ︦ⲧⲉⲕⲛ︦ⲧⲟⲩ
8ⲙⲛ︦ⲕⲟⲩⲡⲣ ⲉⲧ
2Papas is writing
3to Dios priest
4that: Enough1for ⲣⲁϣⲥ concerning
5the men who quarrel
6with (about) my silver and bronze,
7-8and you bring them (...) 2An unknown number of lines missing.

1 for ⲣⲁϣⲥ
2 An unknown number of lines missing.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
2415 man Dios, Priester ⲇⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲣⲉⲥⲃ, Coptic







DatasetID 100145
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100145 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10824), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos.