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Ostr. Berlin P. 10820

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10820
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963)
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned

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, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 85 mm | 60 mm | 5 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete. A hole appers in the lower left part of the potsherd.
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 Wide line pitch. The text was place onto the upper three fourth of the surface of the potshed. In the lower fourth a small holes was drilled.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 50 0
Column Height (in mm) 78 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 50 x 78 0


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax ( laographia)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content Pachnoumis, son of Espmetis, is confirmed of having paid the poll tax for the 35th regnal year in an amount of 2 stater.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Im Inventarbuch Handabschrift der 1. Zeile.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
2Pꜣ-H̱nm sꜣ Ns-pꜣ-mtr
3ẖr pꜣ ḥḏ n ꜥpe sttr 2.t
4n ḥsb.t 35 ı͗bd 4 šmw sw 1
1That which was paid cash
2by Pachnoumis, son of Espmetis
3for the poll tax: 2 stater,
4for the 35th regnal year, 1st of Mesore.“
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12075 man Pachnoumis, son of Espmetis (P.10820) Pa-H̱nm sꜢ Ns-pꜢ-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Augustus 35 Mesore 01 6 July 23 CE internal dating, without name of the ruler;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100220
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100220 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10820), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.