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Ostr. Berlin P. 10805

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10805
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, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 78 mm | 112 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 Greek
Script, additional A Late Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Roman Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Phanophis praktor. + demotic subscript.
Comments on Text Layout The text covers nearly the entire surface of the potsherd. The upper 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 the price of public dates (time demosiou phoinikos)
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Phanophis, praktor argyrikon Elephantines, for the value of state-owned dates for the 19th regnal year, 17 drachmas and 2 obols, and for the 16. year the fourth fifth (part of five instalments), paid by Nilas, leaseholder of land owned by Annius Nigrinus. In Total 20 drachmas and 5 obols. Demotic (ERC Elephantine, Moje): Demotic subscription by Pachnoumis, son of Petosorsmetis: Attorney's name without filiation, amount in Egyptian currency.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic (ERC Elephantine, Moje): Demotic subscription: Attorney's name without filiation, amount in Egyptian currency.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Φανῶφις πράκτωρ ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης . διέγραψεν
2Ἄννιος Νιγρεῖνος δι Νειλᾶτ(ος) ὑπὲρ τιμῆς
3δημοσίου φοίνικος γενήματος ιθ (ἔτους) (δραχμὰς) ιζ (διώβολον) καὶ ὑπὲρ ις (ἔτους)
4(πέμπτου)? (τετάρτου)? (δραχμὰς) γ (τριώβολον), (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) κ (πεντώβολον). (ἔτους) κ Ἀντωνίνου
5Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Ἁδριανοῦ β.
61Transcription and translation of the Demotic by Jan Moje.Nyls sttr 5 (ḥḏ qd) 1/12

1 Transcription and translation of the Demotic by Jan Moje.

1Phanophis, collector of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid
2Annius Nigrinus through Nilas for the price
3of public dates of the harvest of year 19, 17 dr. 2 ob., and for year 16,
4the fourth fifth, 3 dr. 3 ob., = 20 dr. 5 ob. Year 20 of Antoninus
5Caesar the lord, Hadrianos 2?.
6Neilas: [_] 5 stater, 1/12 (silver kite).
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
20225 man Annius Nigrinus ꜣnyws; Αννιος Νιγρεινου(?) Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Antoninus Pius 20 156 November 28 CE internal dating, without name of the ruler. Dating by palaeography.;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 100233
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 08618
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100233 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10805), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic).