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Ostr. Berlin P. 10701

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_002858.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10701
Publication Number O.Berlin 49
Current Location magazine
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)
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
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 106 mm | 118 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 193 and 22
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, hand of Praxous?, the donkey driver
Comments on Text Layout 7 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Private receipt for money
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content The donkey driver of the road to Philae, Praxous?, son of Petechonsis, has received from Sarapammon, from a total of 100 dr., 48 drachmas, probably for his work in the joint tax farming business.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text name in l. 1 Praxous must be wrong. But what instead???
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Πραξοῦς 1or Πραγίους? Πετεχῶντος ὀνηλάτης
2ὁδοῦ Φιλῶν Σεραπάμμων 2 l. Σεραπάμμωνι χαίρειν.
3ἔσχον παρὰ σοῦ ἀπὸ τῆς συντελίας 3 l. συντελείας
4τῶν ἑκατὸν δραχμῶν δραχ-
5μὰς τεσσαράκοντα ὀκτώ, καὶ ἔστιν
6ἐμὸν ἰδιόγραφον.
7(ἔτους) β// Φαῶφι ϛ.

1 or Πραγίους?
2 l. Σεραπάμμωνι
3 l. συντελείας
1Praxous (Pragious?), son of Petechon, donkey driver
2on the way to Philae, to Serapammon greetings.
3I have received from you out of our joint tax farming business
4of the hundred drachmae
5forty eight drachmae, and this is
6written by myself.
7Year 2, Phaophi 6.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Φιλῶν (places.xml#15)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    21875 man Praxous?, son of Petechonsis, donkey driver Πραξοῦς Πετεχῶντος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Septimius Severus 02 Phaophi 06 193 October 3 CE date in text; emperor incertain; alternative date 217 or 222 .;




    DatasetID 2858
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 02858
    Trismegistos 24444
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.berl;;49
    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 2858 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10701), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.