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Ostr. Berlin P. 10822

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10822
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963)
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned

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) 74 mm | 93 mm | 12 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Slight damages of the surface.
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) Partially faded, some signs lost by damage of the surface.
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout The text was placed onto the upper three fourth of the surface of the potsherd, with broad margins on all sides.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 0
Column Height (in mm) 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt of delivery of oil
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content Polemarchos is confirmed by Osoroeris, son of Horos, of having brought 4 leq and 2 hin of oil in the 22th regnal year.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗n Prmrqs
2nḥḥ lq 4 hn 2
3n ḥsb.t 22 ı͗bd 2 ꜣḫ.t sw 4
4n-ḏr.t Wsı͗r-wr sꜣ Ḥr
1Thus has brought Polemarchos
24 lq-measures and 2 hin-measures (of) oil
3in the 22nd regnal year, 4th of Phaophi.
4Issued by Osoroeris, son of Horos.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12085 man Polemarchos Prmrqs Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Augustus 22 Phaophi 04 -9 September 29 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100231
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100231 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10822), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.