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Ostr. Berlin P. 10744

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10744
Publication Number O.Varia 24
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 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 61 mm | 67 mm | 6 mm
Dating between -219 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface partly abraded.
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, Demotic partly faded.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting documentary,
Comments on Text Layout Narrow line pitch. The text ranges from the right to the left rim without larger margins. The lower half of the pothserd remained uninscribed unless the Demotic was later added.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5+2 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 64 0
Column Height (in mm) 53 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 64 x 53 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 Patobastis, son of Tityris, and his wife Stemzmet are confirmed by Doros of having paid the salt tax for the 3. regnal year in an amount of 4 obols and 1½ obols. Demotic countersignature of Pasbet.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic subscripton: Issuer and year.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: tax payer - Identifier of woman: wife of a man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) γ Παχὼνς κβ τέτ-
2-ακται Πατοβ̣ά̣στιος̣
3Τιτύριος ἁλικῆς διὰ
4Δώρου (τετρώβολον) Στενζμητ
5γυνὴ (όβολὸν) (ἡμιωβέλιον).
6sẖ Pa-sbṱ 1Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 245. ḥsb.t 3
7ı͗bd 1 šmw sw 22 2Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 245. The autopsy of the original by J. Moje proves this suggestion.

1 Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 245.
2 Cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 245. The autopsy of the original by J. Moje proves this suggestion.
13rd regnal year, 22nd of Pachons. Thus have
2paid Petobastis,
3son of Tityris, for the salt tax through
4Doros 4 obols, Stensmetis,
5(his) wife 1 ½ obols.
6Countersigned by Pasbet. 3rd regnal year,
722nd of Pachons.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
1555 man Pasbet Pasbṱ (not identified)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios IV Philopator 03 Pachons 22 -219 July 1 BCE DBL. internal dating, without name of the ruler, corr. Clarysse-Thompson;







DatasetID 100240
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02876
Trismegistos 3020
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;24
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100240 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10744), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); BerlPap-Team, Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).