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Ostr. Berlin P. 10707

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_002861.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10707
Publication Number BGU VI 1314
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


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 79 mm | 103 mm | 7 mm
Dating between -103 and 102
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 7 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
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 Bank receipt of Ammonios for the quarter of the fishermen, paid by Psenpoeris, son of Pasenis, for the month Mecheir 1040 dr., including surcharge 1250 dr.; with signature of Ammonios the banker.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Problem Sokrat?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους ιε τοῦ καὶ ιβ Χοίαχ.
2τέτακται ἐπὶ τὴν ἐν Συήνηι
3τράπεζαν ἐφʼ ἧς Ἀμμώνιος εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ (ἔτος)
4(τετάρτης) ἁλιέων Ἐλεφαντίνης Ψενποῆρις Πασήνιος εἰς
5Μεχεὶρ Σωκράτης(?) χιλίας μ
6(γίνονται) Αμ. Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης
1Year 15 = 12, Choiak.
2Thus has paid to the bank in Syene,
3of which Ammonios is in charge, for the same year,
4for the fourth of the fishermen of Elephantine, Psenpoeris, son of Pasenis, for
5Mecheir, --- \(Sokrates???) one thousand 40,
6= Am. 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 IX Soter II 15=12 Choiak -103 December 17 BCE -102 January 15 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 2861
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 02861
    Trismegistos 4571
    Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1314
    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 2861 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10707), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.