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Ostr. Berlin P. 10752

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10752
Publication Number O.Varia 16 (BGU VI 1326)
Current Location missing | since 1985
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
Dating between -251 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation piece missing; broken at lower right corner?

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Broken at lower right corner
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, early ptolemaic; not seen, piece missing.
Comments on Text Layout 5 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5
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 of the banker Alexis of the bank of Syene for salt tax, paid by Harpaesis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ???corr. l. 5?: 26, 5 ob. surcharge?
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) λε Παρμοῦτι κϛ
2πέπτωκεν Ἀλέξει ἐπὶ
3τὴν ἐν Συήνηι τράπε-
4ζαν ἁλικῶν Ἁρπαῆ-
5σις εἰς κϛ (δραχμὰς) -?-
1Year 35, Pharmouthi 26.
2Thus has paid to Alexis, to
3the bank in Syene,
4for salt tax, Harpae-
5sis at the silver standard of 26 obols (dr.) ---
Places (read out from edition)
  • Συήνηι (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4001 man Alexis Αλεξις Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 35 Pharmuthi 26 -251 June 17 BCE date in text, dating according to the financial year;




    DatasetID 2879
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 02879
    Trismegistos 3012
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.vleem;;16
    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 2879 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10752), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.