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Ostr. Berlin P. 10753

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10753
Publication Number BGU VI 1448
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, medium brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 96 mm | 74 mm | 12 mm
Dating between 80 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface abraded

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) surface abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive, hand unknown
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 Behen nuts
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt for tax payment in kind for behen-nuts, paid by Pates and Pachnoubis, sons of Kelibis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 1 Datum, et. 2 tou kai 1!, cf. ZPE 139 l. 4: eis to auto; father's name incertain
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Comment on Gender brothers as taxpayers
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ἔτους β τοῦ καὶ α 1ed. μ̣
2μεμέτρηκεν Πατῆς
3καὶ Παχνοῦβις Κ̣ελ̣ίβεως
4εἰς τὸ αὐτὸ 2ed. λϛ (ἔτος)
5μυροβα̣λ̣ά̣νου χ̣οίνικα α̣ (γίνεται) χοῖνιξ α.

1 ed. μ̣
2 ed. λϛ
1Year 2 = 1.
2Thus has measured Pates
3and Pachnoubis, sons of Kelibis(?)
4for the same year
5for (the tax on) behen-nuts 1 choinix, = 1 choinix.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4587 man Pachnoubis, son of Kelibis? Παχνοῦβις pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios XII Neos Dionysos 02=01 -131 September 25 BCE -130 September 24 BCE date in text, corr. , cf. ZPE 139;




DatasetID 2880
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02880
Trismegistos 4736
Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1448
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 2880 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10753), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.