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Ostr. Berlin P. 10696

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_002855.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10696
Publication Number BGU VI 1317
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, yellow brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 101 mm | 83 mm | 9 mm
Dating between 99 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, hand of Ammonios the banker
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Tax receipt for the quarter for fishermen of Elephantine
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Ammonios, banker of the bank of Syene, for tetarte halieon of Elephantine, paid by Psenpoeris, son of Bienchis, with signature of Ammonios and the total of the amount paid including 20 % (Agio and charges)
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους ιε Φαμενὼθ
2τέτακται ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν
3Συήνῃ τράπεζαν ἐφʼ ἧς Ἀμμώνιος
4εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ (ἔτος) (τετάρτης) ἁλιέων Ἐλεφαντίνης
5Ψενποῆρις Βιήγχιος
6χαλκοῦ οὗ ἀλλαγὴ δισχιλίας τιε
7(γίνονται) Βτιε. Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης
1Year 15, Phamenoth.
2Thus has paid to the
3bank in Syene, whose manager is Ammonios,
4for the same year, the quarter of the fishermen of Elephantine,
5Psenpoeris, son of Bienchis,
6copper drachmas plus exchange charges two thousand 315,
7= 2315. Ammonios, banker.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνῃ (places.xml#8)
  • Ἐλεφαντίνης (places.xml#3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4005 man Ammonios (Trapezit) Ἀμμώνιος = Ἀμώνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios X Alexander I 15 Phamenoth -99 March 16 BCE -99 April 14 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 2855
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 02855
    Trismegistos 4574
    Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1317
    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 2855 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10696), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.