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Ostr. Berlin P. 10747

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10747
Publication Number Lit.
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
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)
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 red
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 73 mm | 99 mm | 4 mm
Dating between 101 and 299
Criteria for Dating palaeography

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Text Layout 5 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5


Text Content

Modern Title Isokrates, Ad Demonicum 28
Ancient Author of Text Isokrates (liste BGU)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • literary
  • scientific | writing exercise
Summary of Content Isokrates, Ad Demonicum 28. school or writing exercise?
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: low)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language



Transcription Translation Pictures
1τεῖμα 1l. τῖμα τὴν ὑπάρχουσαν οὐσία ν δυοῖν ἕνεκεν,
2τοῦ τε ζημίαν μεγάλην ἐνεγκεῖν δύνασθαι,
3καὶ φίλοις σπουδαίοις δυστυχοῦσι βοηθεῖν
4πρὸς δὲ τὸν ἄλλον βίον μηδὲν ὑπερβαλλόντως,
5ἀλλὰ μετρίως αὐτὴν ἀγάπα.

1 l. τῖμα
1Prize the substance you have for two reasons,
2that you may have the means to bear a heavy loss
3and that you may aid worthy friends when they are in distress;
4but for your life in general, cherish your possessions not in excess,
5but in moderation. (after Norlin 1928)
Places (read out from edition)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
100 CE 299 CE paleaography;




DatasetID 2878
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02878
Trismegistos 61352
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer, Philip Schmitz
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 2878 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10747), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer, Philip Schmitz.