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Ostr. Berlin P. 10815

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10815
Publication Number O.Varia 19
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, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 53 mm | 95 mm | 9 mm
Dating between -249 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
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 Middle Demotic
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive,
Comments on Text Layout The Demotic text was placed onto the upper third of the surface of the potsherd, the Greek line was separated from it by a large interspace.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 2+1 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 86 0
Column Height (in mm) 39 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 86 x 39 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 Tamenech, wife of Totoes is confirmed by Patous, son of Horos, of having paid the salt tax for the 36th regnal year in an amount of ¼ kite. Greek subscription of Doros.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Greek subscripton: Doros, amount in Greek currency (3 obols).
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: wife of a man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Ta-mnḫ tꜣ rmṯ.t n Twtw sꜣ H̱nm-m-ꜣḫ.t
2ḥḏ (qd) ¼ n ḥḏ ḥmꜣ (n) ḥsb.t 36 n-ḏr.t Pa-tꜣ.wı͗ sꜣ Ḥr n ḥsb.t 36 ı͗bd 1 šmw sw 2
3διὰ Δώρου (τριώβολον)
1Thus has brought Tamenech, the wife of Totoes, son of Chnoummachis,
2¼ silver (kite) for the salt tax for the 36th regnal year. Issued by Patous, son of Horos, in the 36th regnal year, 2nd of Pachons.
3Through Doros 3 obols.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4290 man Doros (logeutes) Δῶρος (partly gen. Δώρου) Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 36 Pachons 02 -249 June 18 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100224
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02896
Trismegistos 3015
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;19
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100224 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10815), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).