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Ostr. Berlin P. 10807

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10807
Publication Number ined.
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963. 1985)
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, grey
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 124 mm | 106 mm | 9 mm
Dating between 13 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.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Late Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Roman Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary, early roman cursive, hand unknown bilingual, greec receipt and demotic subscript
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The left-aligned text allows broad lateral margins. The hufe lower right crotch remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5+1 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 for trade tax (cheironaxion)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Greek (Duttenhöfer): Receipt for trade tax (of woodcutters?) for the 43rd regnal year of Augustus, in an amount of 12 drachmas, paid by Pachompabienchis, son of Psenchnoubis Demotic (Moje): Mention of the payer in Egyptian name version.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscription: Mention of the payer in Egyptian name version.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) μγ Καίσαρος
2Σεβαστοῦ ια. διαγεγράφηκεν
3Παχομπαβίηγχις Ψενχνούβιος
4χειρωναξίου ξυλ? τοῦ μβ (ἔτους) δρα-
5χμὰς δέκα δύο.
6Pa-H̱nm (sꜣ) By-ꜥnḫ
1Year 43 of Caesar (=Augustus),
2Sebastos (month) 11. Thus has paid
3Pachombienchis, son of Psenchnoubis,
4for trade tax of wood-(cutters?) of year 42,
5twelve drachmas.
6(hand 2?) Pachnoumis, son of Bienchis 1or: Pachompabienchis?

1 or: Pachompabienchis?
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12070 man Pachnoumis, son of Bienchis (Augustus) Pa-H̱nm sꜢ By-ꜥnḫ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Augustus 43 Thoth 11 13 September 8 CE internal dating, with name of the ruler;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100232
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 08620
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100232 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10807), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).