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Ostr. Berlin P. 10809

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10809
Publication Number O.Varia 25
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) 68 mm | 75 mm | 10 mm
Dating between -219 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. Text faded and partly erased.
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
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The left-aligned text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6+2 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 68 0
Column Height (in mm) 59 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 68 x 59 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for salt tax and receipt for compulsory labor tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Pamounis is confirmed by the tax farmer Doros of having paid the salt tax and the compulsory labor tax for the 4. regnal year in an amount of 4 obols and 2 drachmas; his wife Stenzmet the salt tax in anmount of 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) δ Φαρμοῦθι Ϛ
2τέτακται Παμοῦν
3ἁλικῆς διὰ Δώ-
4ρου (τετρώβολον) Συη̣ν̣ιτῶν
5λ̣ο̣γείας 1This tax Συηνιτῶν λογείας is so far seldom atteted in other Elephantine texts. Cf. Vleeming, Ostraka Varia (1994), Nr. 25. (δραχμὰς) β, Ταιμοῦτ
6aγυνὴ (ὀβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον).

1 This tax Συηνιτῶν λογείας is so far seldom atteted in other Elephantine texts. Cf. Vleeming, Ostraka Varia (1994), Nr. 25.
6b(n-)ḏr.t Pa-sbṱ qd 1⅓ (ḏbꜥ.t) 1.t ½ wp s.t(?)
7pꜣ dnı͗ (n) ḥmꜣ qd ⅓ (ḏbꜥ.t) 1.t ½ ꜥrṱ(?) qd 1
14th regnal year, 6th of Pharmuthi.
2Thus have paid Pamun(is)
3for the salt tax, through Do-
4 ros 4 obols, for the compulsory labor
5tax 2 drachmas; Taimouthes,
6ahis wife, 1½ obols.
6bIssued by Pasbet. 1 ⅓ kite,1 ½ (obols). Their specification(?):
7The salt tax: ⅓ kite + 1½ (obols) (and) liturgy tax: 1 kite.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
1505 man Pamounis, son of Teos Pa-Ỉmn sꜢ Ḏd-ḥr = Παμουνις pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios IV Philopator 04 Pharmuthi 06 -219 May 20 BCE date in text, financial year, corr. Clarysse-Thompson;







DatasetID 100228
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02890
Trismegistos 3021
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;25
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100228 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10809), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).