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Ostr. Berlin P. 10693

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10693
Publication Number SB VI 9604, 22
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) 76 mm | 91 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 164 and
Criteria for Dating date in text, paleography
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, roman cursive, hand of assistant Petorzmethis
Comments on Text Layout 8 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for contributions (merismoi)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the two praktores Valerios Serenos and Palachemis through their assistant Petorzmethis for contributions of year 4 of Marc Aurel and Verus, paid by Orbais, son of Orbais and Senhatpechnoubis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l.3: Orbais, son of Orbais!, l. 6: Phamen. 18 (statt 13).
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Οὐαλέριος Σερῆνος καὶ Παλ̣αχῆμις οἱ β
2π̣ρ̣ά̣κτορες ἀργυρικῶν Ἐ̣λ̣ε̣φα̣ντίνης διὰ Πετορζμή̣θιος βοηθοῦ . διέ-
3γραψεν Ὀρβᾶις (Ὀρβάιτος) 1// μη̣τρὸς Σε̣νατπεχνοῦβις
4ὑπὲρ μερισμῶν δ (ἔτους) ἐπὶ λόγου (δραχμὰς) δ. (ἔτους) δ
5Ἀντωνίνου καὶ Οὐήρου Καισάρων
6τῶν κυρίων Φαμενὼθ ιη̅ 2ed. ιγ .
7Φαρμοῦθι κ̅β̅ ὁ αὐτὸς̣ ὁμοίως ἄλλας
8(δραχμὰς) η (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιβ.

1 //
2 ed. ιγ
1Valerius Serenus and Palachemis, the 2
2collectors of money taxes at Elephantine, through the assistant Petorzmethis. Thus has
3paid Orbais, son of Orbais and the mother Senhatpechnoubis,
4for contributions of year 4, on account, 4 dr. Year 4
5of Antoninus and Verus Caesares
6the lords, Phamenoth 13.
7Pharmouthi 22, the same, ditto, further
88 dr., = 12 dr.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
26605 man Orbais, son of Orbais and Senatpechnoubis Ὁρβᾶις // Σενατπεχνοῦβις pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Marcus Aurelius + Verus 04 Pharmuthi 22 164 April 17 CE date in text;




DatasetID 2853
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02853
Trismegistos 19129
Papyri.info ddbdp/sb;6;9604_22
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 2853 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10693), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.