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Ostr. Berlin P. 10806

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10806
Publication Number O.Varia 21
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, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 71 mm | 78 mm | 7 mm
Dating between -248 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface partly damaged at the upper left and the middle right rim.
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, partial lost of beginning line 1 and end line 3 by damage of the surface
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive, hand unknown demotic: Peteyris
Comments on Text Layout Winde line pitch. The whole text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd. Only the lower left crotch remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4+3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 67 0
Column Height (in mm) 61 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 67 x 61 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 Imouthes is confirmed by Asklepiades of having paid the salt tax for the 37th regnal year in an amount of 4 drachmas for at least four men. Demotic subscription of Peteyris.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscriptiopn: tax type, payer, date, issuer.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) λ̣ζ Χοιὰχ ιδ πέπτωκεν
2Ἀσκληπιάδει τραπεζίτηι
3ἁλικῆς Ἰμούθου 1l. Ἰμούθηςεἰς τὸ λ̣ζ (ἔτους)
4(δραχμὰς) τέσσαρας

1 l. Ἰμούθης
5pꜣ dnı͗ (n) ḥmꜣ (n) ḥsb.t 36 (n)-ḏr.t I͗y-m-ḥtp sꜣ Ns-Ḥr
6ḥḏ qd 2 n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ḥr sꜣ Ḥr-nfr
7(n) ḥsb.t 37 ı͗bd 4 ꜣḫ.t sw 14 .
137th year, 14th of Choiak. Thus has paid
2to Asklepiades, the banker,
3for the salt tax Imouthes for the 37th year
4four drachmas.
5The salt tax for the 36th regnal year, by Imouthes, son of Esyris:
62 silver kite. Issued by Peteyris, son of Harnouphis,
7(in the) 37th regnal year, 14th of Choiak.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4016 man Asklepiades P 10806 Ἀσκληπιάδης Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 37 Choiak 14 -248 January 31 BCE date in text, financial year in Greek text;







DatasetID 100226
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02888
Trismegistos 3017
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;21
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100226 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10806), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).