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Ostr. Berlin P. 10687

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10687
Publication Number BGU VI 1450
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, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 87 mm | 73 mm | 6 mm
Dating between -77 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive, hand unknown.
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for Behen nuts
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for tax payment in kind for behen-nuts, paid by Pates and his brother; with signature of Sarapion, clerk of Prax(?).
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. date certain of -77 because of prosopographical connection to BGU 1448 of -80!
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους δ Παχὼν
2μεμέτρηκεν 1 μ corr. ex εισ ὑπὲρ το 2 l. τοῦ αὐτοῦ (ἔτους)
3Πατῆς καὶ ὁ ἀδε-
4λφὸς μυροβαλάνου
5χοίνικα α (γίνεται) μυρο βαλάνου χοῖνιξ α.
6Σαραπίων ὁ παρὰ Πραξ? .

1 μ corr. ex εισ
2 l. τοῦ
1Year 4, Pachon.
2Thus has measured for the same year
3Pates and his
4brother, the tax for behen-nuts
51 choinix, = 1 choinix of behen-nuts.
6Sarapion, the clerk of Prax(iades?)
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4059 man Pates, brother of Pachnoubis, son of Kelibis? Πατῆς Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios XII Neos Dionysos 4 Pachons -77 May 9 BCE -77 June 7 BCE date in text;




DatasetID 2851
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02851
Trismegistos 4738
Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1450
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 2851 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10687), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.