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Ostr. Berlin P. 10810

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10810
Publication Number O.Varia 29
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) 81 mm | 69 mm | 12 mm
Dating between -222 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) Partly faded.
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 The Greek text was placed onto the upper half of the surface of the potsherd, with equal margins. The Demotic line was written with some interspace on the lower half.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4+1 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 61 0
Column Height (in mm) 42 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 61 x 42 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 Palaias, his wife Tamounis and his son Harnouphis are confirmed presumably by Doros of having paid the salt tax for the 25. regnal year in an amount of 4 obols and 1½ obols. Demotic countersignature of Pasbet.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscripton: Issuer, date.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman Child
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: wife of a man son also mentioned as taxpayer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) κε Τῦβι κζ τέτα-
2κται Π̣α̣λαίας ἁλι-
3κῆς (τετρώβολον) Ταμουν̣ι̣ γυνὴ (όβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον).
4Ἁρνοῦ̣φις υἱὸς (τετρώβολον)
5sẖ Pa-sbṱ 1Cf. the note in Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 245. ı͗bd 1 pr.t sw 27 2For the reading of the day cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 246.

1 Cf. the note in Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 245.
2 For the reading of the day cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 246.
125th regnal year, 25th of Tybi. Thus have paid
2Pelaias for the salt
3tax: 4 obols; Tamounis, his wife: 1½ obols;
4Harnouphis, his son: 4 obols.
5Countersigned by Pasbet. 27th of Tybi.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4298 man Harnouphis (, son of Pelaias) Ἀρνοῦφις pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 25 Tybi 27 -222 March 9 BCE date in text, corr. by Clarysse-Thompson;







DatasetID 100229
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02891
Trismegistos 3025
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;29
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100229 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10810), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).