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Ostr. Berlin P. 10813

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10813
Publication Number O.Varia 12
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963. 1985)
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, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 58 mm | 80 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) Partly faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Comments on Text Layout The text was placed centered onto the surface of the potsherd, with broad margins on all sides.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3+1 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 40 0
Column Height (in mm) 72 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 40 x 72 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for servant tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Pealais, son of Krur, ist confirmed by Psenthotes, son of Stotoetis, of having paid the servant income tax in an amount of 3 1/4 obols. Greek subscript of Pelaias.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Greek subscripton: payer, amount in Greek currency (3 obols).
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Pꜣ-mr-ı͗ḥ sꜣ Kꜣrr ḏbꜥ.t 3¼ ẖn
2pꜣy=f ꜥq rmṯ-ı͗w=f-šms n ḥsb.t 3 n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-šr-Ḏḥwtı͗
3sꜣ Sṯꜣ-tꜣ-wṱ n ḥsb.t 3 ı͗bd 1 šmw sw 24
4Π̣α̣λαία Κρ̣ο̣υ̣ρ̣ (τριώβολον) τ̣έ̣ταρτον .
1Thus has brought Pelaias, son of Krour, 3 ¼ obols from
2his income of a servant, for the 3rd regnal year. Issued by Psenthotes,
3son of Stotoetis, in the 3rd regnal year, 24th of Pachons.
4Pelaias, son of Krour: 3¼ obols.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
1445 man Pelaias, son of Krour PꜢ-mr-ỉḥ sꜢ KꜢrr = Παλαίας (Παλαία) Κρουρ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 03 Pachons 24 -244 July 9 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100222
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02894
Trismegistos 3008
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;12
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100222 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10813), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).