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Ostr. Berlin P. 10716

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10716
Publication Number O.Varia 23 = BGU VI 1319
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) 68 mm | 92 mm | 7 mm
Dating between -221 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 cursive, hand of Doros?
Comments on Text Layout 3 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for salt tax
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for salt tax paid by a Pelois, son of Harpaesis, collected by Doros.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as taxpayer
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) α Μεχὶρ ιβ. τέτακται Πελῶ-
2ις Ἁρπαήσιος ἁλικῆς διὰ Δώ-
3ρου (τετρώβολον), Ῥεμπνῶφρις γυνὴ (ὀβολὸν) (ἠμιωβέλιον).
1Year 1, Mecheir 12. Thus has paid Pelo-
2is, son of Harpaesis, for salt tax, through Do-
3ros, 4 ob., Rempnophris, his wife, 1 and 1/2 ob.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4290 man Doros (logeutes) Δῶρος (partly gen. Δώρου) Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios IV Philopator 01 Mecheir 12 -221 March 27 BCE date in text, corr. by Clarysse-Thompson;




DatasetID 2864
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02864
Trismegistos 3019
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;23
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 2864 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10716), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.