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Ostr. Berlin P. 10728

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10728
Publication Number BGU VI 1354
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, yellow brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 84 mm | 66 mm | 8 mm

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Text Layout 11 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for land tax (eparourion)
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of the bank of Syene for eparourion (land tax for orchard land), paid by Ammonios, son of Asklepiades, and his brothers; signed by the banker Ammonios.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 6: tou autou etous, instead of Psintae?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους ἑβδόμου καὶ
2τεσσαρακοστοῦ Ἐπεὶφ
3τέτακται ἐπὶ τὴν
4ἐν Συήνηι τράπεζαν ἐφʼ ἧς
5Ἀμμώνιος ἐπαρο̣υρίου
6τοῦ αὐτοῦ (ἔτους) 1ed. Ψιν̣τα( ) Ἀμμώνιος
7Ἀσκληπιάδου κ̣α̣ὶ̣ ο̣ἱ̣ ἀ̣δ̣ελφοὶ
8χαλκοῦ ἰσονόμου (δραχμὰς) χιλίας τρια-
9κοσίας ε (γίνονται) Ατε.
10__Ἀμμώνιος τραπεζίτης

1 ed. Ψιν̣τα( )
1Year forty-
2seven, Epeiph.
3Thus has paid to the
4bank in Syene, for which
5Ammonios is in charge, for the tax per arura
6of the same year, Ammonios,
7son of Asklepiades, and his brothers
8copper without agio one thousand three-
9hundred 5 dr., = 1305.
10Ammonios, banker.
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 VIII Euergetes II 47 Epeiph -123 July 20 BCE -123 August 18 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 2868
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 02868
    Trismegistos 4659
    Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1354
    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 2868 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10728), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.