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Ostr. Berlin P. 10812

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10812
Publication Number O.Varia 15
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
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 79 mm | 71 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 covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4+2 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 68 0
Column Height (in mm) 64 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 68 x 64 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Harpaesis, son of Pouoptis, and his wife Maigebte and his daughter Tareshy are confirmed by Phatres, son of Hartophnachthes, of having paid the salt tax for the 33. regnal year in an amount of 1 kite. Greek subscription.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Greek subscripton: tax type, date, amount in Greek currency.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: wife of a man - Identifier of woman: daughter of a man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1 ı͗n Ḥr-pa-ꜣs.t sꜣ Pꜣ-wp.ṱ
2ḥnꜥ Mr-ı͗ꜣb.t tꜣy=f rmṯ.t ḥnꜥ Ta-ršy tꜣy=f šr.t
3ḥḏ qd 1 (n) ḥḏ ḥmꜣ (n) ḥsb.t 33 n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḥtr (sꜣ)
4Ḥr-tꜣy=f-nḫt 1Vleeming, Ostraka Varia (1994)., Nr.15 adds an (n) ḥsb.t 33 ı͗bd 2 šmw sw 11

1 Vleeming, Ostraka Varia (1994)., Nr.15 adds an (n)
5 ἁλικῆς τοῦ
6(ἔτους) λδ (δραχμὰς) β
1Thus have brought Harpaesis, son of Pouoptis,
2as well as Maigebte, his wife, as well as Tareshy, his daughter,
3an 1 silver kite for the salt tax for the 33rd regnal year. Issued by Phatres, (son)
4of Hartophnaches, 33rd regnal year, 11th of Payni.
5For the salt tax for
6the 34th regnal year 2 drachmas.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
1025 man Harpaesis, son of Pouoptis Ḥr-pa-Ꜣs.t sꜢ PꜢ-wp.ṱ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 33 Payni 11 -252 July 28 BCE date in demotic text, Greek has financial year 34;







DatasetID 100223
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02893
Trismegistos 3011
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;15
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100223 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10812), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).