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Ostr. Berlin P. 10819

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10819
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963)
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

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
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution partage
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1906 and 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 82 mm | 108 mm | 8 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout The right-aligned text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, with only a small margin of about 10 mm width on the right side. Lines lisghly bented following the outline shape of the potsherd.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 97 0
Column Height (in mm) 78 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 97 x 78 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for business (fodder-merchant) tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Estaui, son of Pelaias, is confirmed by Pnefersois, Sohn des Apollos, of having paid the business tax for the 18th regnal year in an amount of 2 staters + anew 1 stater.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text In the inventory book handcopy of the first line.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1r.wṱ Ns-tꜣ.wı͗ 1Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 450. sꜣ Pꜣ-mr-ı͗ḥ ẖr pꜣy=f
2dnı͗.t s-n-sm n ḥsb.t 18
3Gysrs sttr 2.t n-ḏr.t
4Pꜣ-nfr-šy sꜣ ꜣplw
5ı͗bd 3 šmw(?) sw 22
6whm sttr 1.t
7dmḏ(?) sttr 3.t

1 Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 450.
1That which was paid cash by Estaui, son of Pelaias for his
2fodder-merchant tax for the 18th regnal year
3of Caesar (Augustus): 2 staters. Issued by
4Pnefersois, son of Apollos,
522nd of Epeiph.
6Anew: 1 stater.
7Total: 3 staters.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
930 man Estaui, son of Pelaias Ns-tꜢ.wỉ sꜢ PꜢ-mr-ỉḥ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Augustus 18 Epeiph 22 12 July 16 CE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100219
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 49823
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100219 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10819), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.