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Ostr. Berlin P. 10698

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10698
Publication Number BGU VI 1306
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)


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 89 mm | 84 mm | 8 mm
Dating between -95 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken at bottom and lower right corner

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at bottom and lower right corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive, subscript Ammonios, banker
Comments on Text Layout 9 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
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 Bank receipt of the banker Ammonios for the tax on palm trees paid by Hatpes, son of Hermodoros and his brothers, including agio; signature of the banker Ammonios.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1 etous is not abbreviated! but written out; rest ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Comment on Gender tax payer man, with brothers
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους κ Φαῶφι κβ
2τέτακται ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Συήνῃ
3τράπεζαν ἐφʼ ἧς Ἀμμώνιος
4εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ (ἔτος) ἀκροδρύων
5Ἁ̣τ̣π̣ῆς Ἑρμοδώρου
6καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ χαλκοῦ οὗ̣ ἀλ(λαγὴ) -?-
7χίλιας ἑκατὸν -?-
8πέντε (γίνονται) Ἀρ ̣ε (?)
9 ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ -?-
9+y- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1Year 20, Phaophi 22.
2Thus has paid to the bank in Syene,
3for which Ammonios is in charge,
4for the same year, for palm trees,
5Hatpes, son of Hermodoros,
6and his brothers, copper drachmas plus agio
7thousand one hundred ---
8five, ---
9+y- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνῃ (places.xml#8)

    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 20 Phaophi 22 -95 November 6 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 2857
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 02857
    Trismegistos 4563
    Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1306
    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 2857 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10698), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.