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Ostr. Berlin P. 10684

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_002849.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10684
Publication Number O.Berlin 40
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
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Abd el Megid (Luxor)
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, light red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 73 mm | 81 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 145 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments type unclear monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of scribe 1 of Soter and Papremithes
Comments on Text Layout 7 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contribution (merismos)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the praktores Soter and Papremithes for contribution of year 8 of Antoninus, paid by Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpachnoubis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Σωτὴρ καὶ Παπρεμίθης πράκτορες
2ἀργυρικῶν Ἐλεφαντίνης. διέγραψεν
3Παχνοῦβις Πετορζμήθου
4μητρὸς Θινπαχνουβις 1 l. Θινπαχνούβιος
5μερισμὸν η (ἔτους) Ἀντωνίνου
6τοῦ κυρίου (δραχμὰς) γ (διώβολον) (ἡμιωβέλιον),
7Ἐπὶπ κ̅α̣̅.

1 l. Θινπαχνούβιος
1Soter and Papremithes, collectors
2of money taxes at Elephantine. Thus has paid
3Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and
4the mother Thinpachnoubis,
5for the contribution of year 8 of Antoninus
6the lord 3 dr. 2,5 ob.,
7Epeiph 21.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    21995 man Pachnoubis, son of Petorzmethis and Thinpachnoubis Παχνοῦβις Πετορζμήθου Θινπαχνουβις Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Antoninus Pius 08 Epeiph 21 145 July 15 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 2849
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 02849
    Trismegistos 24432
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.berl;;40
    Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 2849 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10684), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.