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Ostr. Berlin P. 10737

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10737
Publication Number O.Berlin 34
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) 102 mm | 121 mm | 6 mm
Dating between 116 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, hand of Sarapion (scribe 1)
Comments on Text Layout 7 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax, prison guards and salary of river police boats (laographia, desmophylakitikon and opsonion potamophylakidon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt written and signed by the scribe Sarapion for poll tax (laographia), prison guards (desmophylakitikon) and salary of river police boats (ὀψώνιον ποταμοφυλακίδος), paid by Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis and the mother Tisatis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1διέγραψεν Παχνοῦβις Φανώφε-
2ως μητρὸς Τισατις 1 l. Τισάτιος λαογραφίας ιθ (ἔτους) Τραιανοῦ
3Ἀρίστου Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου κα-
4τὰ μέρος δεκαεπτὰ (ἡμιωβέλιον), δεσμοφυλάκων (ἡμιωβέλιον) ,
5(γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ιζ (ὀβολός), ὀψωνίου ποταμοφυ-
6λακιδου 2 l. ποταμοφυ|λακίδος (δραχμὴν) α (τριώβολον). δι Σαραπίωνος
7Ἐπεὶφ κϛ.

1 l. Τισάτιος
2 l. ποταμοφυ|λακίδος
1Thus has paid Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis
2and the mother Tisatis, for poll tax of year 19 of Trajanus
3Optimus Caesar the lord, in
4instalments seventeen (dr.) 1/2 ob., for prison guards 1/2 ob.,
5= 17 dr. 1 ob., for salary of the river police
6boats 1 dr. 3 ob. through Sarapion,
7Epeiph 26.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
21965 man Pachnoubis, son of Phanophis and Tisatis Παχνοῦβις Φανώφεως Τισατις Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Trajan 19 Epeiph 26 116 July 20 CE date in text;




DatasetID 2874
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02874
Trismegistos 24426
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.berl;;34
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 2874 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10737), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.