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Ostr. Berlin P. 10690

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10690
Publication Number O.Berlin 21
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
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


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 97 mm | 85 mm | 7 mm
Dating between 2 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, late ptolemaic type, hand of banker Kallimachos
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 date palms (akrodrya)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of the bank of Syene, for which Kallimachos is in charge, for the tax on half aroura of date palms (akrodrya) for year 31 of Augustus, paid by Pelaias, son of Zmetis in year 32 of Augustus; with signature of the banker
Location of Composition Thebes Upper Egypt, 4th nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text corr. l. 2, 3 and 6
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους λβ Καίσαρος Φαῶφι
2κα. τέτακται ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Συήνῃ τράπεζαν , 1ed. ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Δι(ὸς) πό(λει) τῇ μεγά(λῃ) τρά(πεζαν)
3ἐφʼ ἧς Καλλίμαχος 2ed. Καλλίας, εἰς τὸ λα (ἔτος)
4Καίσαρος ἀκροδρύων Πελαίας
5Ζμήτιος ἀρο(ύρας) (ἥμισυ)
6Καλλίμαχος 3ed. Καλλίας τραπεζίτης .

1 ed. ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Δι(ὸς) πό(λει) τῇ μεγά(λῃ) τρά(πεζαν)
2 ed. Καλλίας
3 ed. Καλλίας
1Year 32 of Augustus, Phaophi
221. Thus has paid to the bank at Syene,
3of which Kallimachos is in charge, for the year 31
4of Augustus for palm trees, Pelaias
5son of Zmethis, for a half aroura.
6Kallimachos, banker.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνῃ (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    21635 man Kallimachos trapezites Καλλίμ(αχος) Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Augustus 32 Phaophi 21 2 October 18 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 2852
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 02852
    Trismegistos 24413
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.berl;;21
    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 2852 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10690), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.