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Ostr. Berlin P. 10833

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10833
Publication Number ined.
Comments on Inventory 1963 available; 2014 available

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 brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 100 mm | 119 mm | 9 mm
Dating between 395 and
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation lower left corner is broken off, it is not clear how much is missing

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) The black ink is very well preserved, well visible, dark.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Seems to be a practised documentary hand, the lines a bit uneven, with parts of words written above the lines, the letters are relatively regular, well readable
Comments on Text Layout Written only on convex (outer) side.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10+x
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 94
Column Height (in mm) 79


Text Content

Ancient Author of Text Dios
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Dios`s account listing a small vessel, large vessel, coins and a chicken, the son of Jacob bronze or money are also mentioned.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ⲡⲗⲟⲅⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲇⲓⲟⲥ
2ⲟⲩⲕⲟⲉⲓⲥ ϣⲏⲙ
3ⲟⲩⲕⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲟ︦ ϩⲁϫⲟⲟⲩⲧⲁϥⲧⲉ ⲛ︦ϣⲉ ϩⲁⲣⲟⲟⲩ
4ⲛⲁⲓ̈ ϯⲟⲩ ⲛ︦ⲛ︦ϣⲉ ⲙ︦ⲡϣⲏ ⲛ︦ⲁⲓ̈ⲁⲕⲱⲃ
5ⲓⲥ ⲛ︦ϣⲉ ϩⲁⲟⲩⲡⲁⲡⲁⲓ̈ ⲉⲁⲓ̈ⲕⲁⲁⲩ ⲧⲁⲥⲓⲧⲣⲉ
6ⲧⲛ︦ϭⲱⲣ ϩⲛ︦ϩⲉⲛϩⲟⲙⲛⲧ
8ⲉ ⲛ︦ⲇⲓⲟⲥ ⲕⲁⲕⲁⲓ̈ ϩⲁⲣⲟⲕ
9ⲡⲣⲟⲟⲩϣ ⲙ︦ⲡⲉ
1The account of Dios:
2a small vessel
3a large vessel for 24 she (coins) for them
4to me, five she (coins) of Jacob's son.
5nine she (coins) for a chicken, (all) which I placed
6some money (or bronze?)
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
2410 man Dios ⲇⲓⲟⲥ Coptic



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







DatasetID 100150
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 100150 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10833), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos.