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Ostr. Berlin P. 10776

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10776
Publication Number O.Varia 18
Current Location magazine
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 1908
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 63 mm | 111 mm | 10 mm
Dating between -250 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface partly abraded in the lower half.
Mounting (non [ostracon])
Comments on Object In the inventory book the second language Demotic is not mentioned.

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 Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text is geared to the right sloping edge, wih an equal and small margin. The Greek text is left-aligend. The upper left crotch and a smalls triß at the bottom remain uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4+1 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 88 0
Column Height (in mm) 56 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 88 x 56 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 Pelaias, son of Imouthes, and his wife Tanoutis are confirmed by Doros of having paid the salt tax for the 34th regnal year in an amount of 1 drachma and 3 obols. Demotic countersignature of Petepiphis.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscripton: Issuer and amount of money in Egyptian currency.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: wife of a man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) λε Παῦνι ι ἔχει Δῶρος
2παρὰ Π̣α̣λαία Ἰμούθου
3καὶ γυναικὸς Τανού-
4 -τιος ἁλικῆς (δραχμὴν) α (τριώβολον)
5sẖ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Pp.t sꜣ Pa-H̱nm ḥḏ qd ½ ¼
135th regnal year, 10th of Payni. Received has Doros
2from Pelaias, son of Imouthes
3and from his wife Tanou-
4-tis for the salt tax 1 drachma 3 obols.
5Countersigned by Petepiphis, son of Pachnoumis. ½ ¼ silver kite.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4290 man Doros (logeutes) Δῶρος (partly gen. Δώρου) Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 35 Payni 10 -250 July 27 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100239
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02883
Trismegistos 3014
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;18
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100239 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10776), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).