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Ostr. Berlin P. 10823

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10823
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963)
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
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 46 mm | 73 mm | 5 mm
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 Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was placed centered onto the surface of the potsherd, with broad margins on all sides.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 56 0
Column Height (in mm) 32 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 56 x 32 0


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt of unmentioned tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Espmetis, son of Pelaias, is confirmed of having paid "his tax" for the 23rd regnal year in an amount of 3 staters.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1r.wṱ Ns-mtr sꜣ Pꜣ-mr-ı͗ḥ
2ẖr pꜣy=f dnı͗.t sttr 3.t n
3ḥsb.t 39 ı͗bd 2 šmw sw 23
1That which was paid cash by Espmetis, son of Pelaias,
2for his tax: 3 staters, in the
339th regnal year, 23rd of Payni.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
885 man Espmetis, son of Pelaias (a) Ns-pꜢ-mtr sꜢ PꜢ-mr-ỉḥ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Augustus 39 Payni 23 20 June 17 CE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100230
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 49850
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100230 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10823), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.