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Ostr. Berlin P. 10836

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10836
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Publication Status unpublished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, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 140 mm | 120 mm | 9 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation left and probably upper side broken off, black stains probably from fire/smoke
Comments on Object beide Seiten stark verschmutzt

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex/concave
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) the black stains (fire/smoke) make it hard to see the text
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting practised document hand, trema and superlinear stroke used, ligatures do not appear in the visible part of the text
Comments on Text Layout the text started possibly on the convex side and continued on the concave
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+13 x+4
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 118
Column Height (in mm) 125
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | account
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content Due to the amount of the preserved text and the stains it is not clear what the text is; it seems to be either a list or an account of some kind based on the numbers occurring (20, 12, 4, 3, 4, 3, 3); another visible word is Presbyteros (ⲡⲣⲉⲥⲃⲩⲧ[ⲉⲣⲟⲥ]), which is either a name or the word for "priest". A person named Presbyteros son of Nilamon is scribe and witness in P.12255 - can it be connected to him?
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Script = Language



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 ϫⲟⲩⲧ
3ⲛ︦ⲧⲥⲛⲟⲟⲩⲥ ⲛ︦ⲥⲏⲕ
4ϭⲟⲓ̈ ϥⲧⲟⲟⲩ ⲛ︦
5ⲱϣ ϣⲟⲙⲧ︦
6·ϥⲧⲟⲟⲩ ⲛ︦
8ⲟⲩⲣϣⲉ·ϣⲟⲙⲧ ⲛ
11ⲟⲩⲓ̈ ϥⲧⲟⲟⲩ ⲛ︦
12ϣⲟⲙⲧ︦ ⲛⲥⲏⲕ ⲙ
13ϣⲟⲙⲧ ⲛ︦ⲥⲏⲕ ⲙ

1(...) twenty
2(...) ?
3(...) twelve of ...
4(...) ? four of
5(...) three
6(...) four of
7(...) Presbyteros / priest
8(...) ? three of
9(...) twelve
10(...) ?
11(...) ? four of
12(...) three of ...
13(...) three of ...
1This side is even more affected by the black stains and only individual letters are decipherable.

1 This side is even more affected by the black stains and only individual letters are decipherable.

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DatasetID 100153
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 100153 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10836), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Matthias Müller, Andrea Hasznos.