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Ostr. Berlin P. 10825

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10825
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Publication Status unpublished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) 79 mm | 94 mm | 10 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Broken on all four sides, but probably not too much missing.

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) All the lines are incomplete because the sides of the ostracon broke off. The first line visible is the first line of the text, but also incomplete. The end of the text is also missing. Some letters are faded.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting A practised hand, with regular half-uncials, semi-cursive document hand. Superlineal stroke and trema are applied.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6+x
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 94
Column Height (in mm) 60


Text Content

Ancient Archives private archive | Patermouthis
Ancient Author of Text [Jak]obos
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content [Jak]ôbos writes to Tasi[a/s]; Tsakhô and her sister are mentioned; four of something and sending is also mentioned
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲓⲁⲕⲱⲃⲟⲥ ⲉⲧⲥϩⲁⲓ̈ ⲛ︦ⲧⲁⲥⲓ
2ϣⲟⲣⲡ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲙ︦ⲡϣⲁϫⲉ ϯϣⲓⲛⲉ ⲉⲣⲟ
3ⲛⲉⲉ ⲧⲥⲁⲭⲱ ⲙⲛ︦ⲧⲉⲥⲥⲱⲛ
4ⲉⲣⲉ· ⲉⲓⲥ ϥⲧⲟⲟⲩ ⲛ︦
5ϫⲟⲟⲩⲥⲟⲩ ⲛⲉ·
6· ⲟⲩⲉ
1I, Jakobos am writing to Tasia.
2First, before the affair, I am greeting you (...)
3(...) Tsakho and her sister
4(...) Lo, four (...)
5(...I am) sending them to you (fem.sing.)
6(...) ...?...(...)
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12755 man Iakobos Iakobos Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
400 CE 499 CE historical, social setting, other texts and archives from the area, palaeography; names, military titles, business affairs in the Coptic texts from Elephantine ;







DatasetID 100146
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 100146 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10825), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos.