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Ostr. Berlin P. 10835

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10835
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Publication Status unpublished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]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 125 mm | 101 mm | 5 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation upper right corner broken off and with it some letters of the text, smaller damages on the edges
Comments on Object difficult to read, writing hardly visible, faded, rubedd off, partly polluted

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) Schrift an der linken Seite stark verblasst.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting A practised but not very neat hand, with ligatures and disordered letters.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 90
Column Height (in mm) 82


Text Content

Ancient Author of Text Apa Phib
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Letter from Apa Phib to (...) Apa Philamon. Contents unclear; the measurement 'maje/moje' (hier: ⲙⲟϫⲉ) (measurmenet for grains, dates and the like) is mentioned in the text (l.6 and l.7).
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text Apa Phib (ϩⲓⲧⲛ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲓⲃ) seems to be the sender.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ⲧⲁⲁⲥ ⲛ︦
2ⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲓⲗⲁⲙⲱⲛ ϩⲓⲧⲛ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲓⲃ
3ⲉⲓⲁⲕ ⲁⲩϫⲓⲧⲛ ⲛⲱ
4ⲓⲟⲥⲥϫⲏⲕ ⲟⲩ
5ⲩⲉ ϣⲁϥⲧⲁϩⲟϥ ⲟⲩⲱϣ
6ⲉ ⲛ︦ⲙⲟϫⲉ ⲛ︦
8ⲯⲓⲥⲉ ⲛ︦
1Give this to (...)
2Apa Philamon from Apa Phib
3(...) ... they took us...
4(...) ... it is completed (?)...
5(...) ... he reaches him (or: makes him stand)...
6(...) maje of ...
7(...) maje ...
8(...) nine ...
9(...) your son.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
2395 man Apa Phib ⲁⲡⲁ ⲫⲓⲃ 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 100152
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 100152 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10835), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos.