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Ostr. Berlin P. 10808

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10808
Publication Number O.Varia 22
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) 63 mm | 57 mm | 11 mm
Dating between -221 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) Faded in the upper right section.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive, hand of Doros, demotic:
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd, with only very small margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5+3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 54 0
Column Height (in mm) 53 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 54 x 53 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 | tax receipt
Summary of Content Patobastis, son of Tityris, and his wife Stemzmet are confirmed by the tax farmer Doros of having paid the salt tax for the 1. regnal year in an amount of 4 obols and 1½ obols. Demotic countersignature of Pasbet.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscripton: Issuer, tax type, payer, year.
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
1(ἔτους) α Μεχὶρ ζ τ̣έ̣τ̣α̣κ̣-
2ται Πατοβάστις Τι-
3-τύριος ἁλικῆς δι-
4Δώρου (τετρώβολον) Στεν-
5-ζμητ γυνὴ (όβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον).
6sẖ Pa-sbṱ 1Cf. the note in Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 245. pꜣ dnı͗ n ḥmꜣ
7n ḥsb.t 1.t (n-)ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Bꜣst.t (sꜣ) Ṯꜣy-ḏy

1 Cf. the note in Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 245.
11st regnal year, 7th of Mecheir. Thus have
2paid Petobastis, son of Ti-
3tyris, for the salt tax through
4Doros 4 obols; Sten-
5smetis, his wife 1½ obols.
6Countersigned by Pasbet: Salt tax
7for the 1st regnal year by Petobastis, son of Sisois.
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 IV Philopator 01 Mecheir 07 -221 March 18 BCE date in text, corr. Clarysse-Thompson;







DatasetID 100227
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02889
Trismegistos 3018
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;22
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100227 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10808), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).