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Ostr. Berlin P. 10774

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10774
Publication Number BGU VI 1463
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, grey brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 98 mm | 150 mm | 9 mm
Dating between -246 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation broken in two pieces, bottom missing

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave (inside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken in two pieces, bottom lost
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic, hand unknown
Comments on Text Layout 11 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title contract of marriage
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | contract
Summary of Content contract between Philotera and Akesandros concerning arrangements of living together in marriage
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender woman as contractant in a marriage contract
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures

1 ὁμολογεῖ Φιλωτέρα Φίλωνος Κρῆσσα Ἀκεσάνδρωι
2Νικάνορος Μακεδόνι. ἐὰν ἐκπηδήσω παρὰ σοῦ
3ἢ καταλλαγῶ Πέρωνι, ἀποτείσειν Ἀκεσάνδρωι
4(δραχμὰς) τεσσαράκοντα· Ἀκεσάνδρου δὲ τἀμὰ φρονοῦν-
5τος καὶ τἀμὰ νοοῦντος εἰσοίσειν αὐτῶι πάντα τὰ
6ἴδια ὅσα ὑπάρχει Φιλωτέραι. (ἔτους) λθ Χοίαχι κβ.
7εἰσπορεύσεται δὲ Φιλωτέρα πρὸς Ἀκέσανδρον α Τῦβι.
8vac. ? ὁμολογεῖ Ἀκέσανδρος Νικάνορε 1 l. [Νι]κάνορος Μακεδὼν Φιλωτέραι
9Φίλωνος Κρήσσηι ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ν ἕξειν σὲ γυναῖκα καὶ πα-
10ρέξειν - ca.15 -ο̣ς ἔχω ἱμάτιον ὑποδή-
11μα[τα - ca.15 -]τ̣α ἁλικὴν σιτοποιήσει δ̣ὲ
12- ca.19 - κέσανδρος κατας̣ -ca.?-
12+y-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

1 l. [Νι]κάνορος
1Philotera, daughter of Philon, Cretian, acknowledges to Akesandros,
2son of Nikanor, Makedonian, if I run away from you
3or change to Peron, I will pay to Akesandros
440 drachmas; if Akesandros provides
5and cares for my affairs, I will bring to him all
6my private possessions which belong to Philotera. Year 39, Choiak 22.
7Philotera will come to Akesandros on 1st of Tybi.
8Akesandros, son of Nikanor, Makedonian, acknowledges to Philotera,
9daughter of Philon, Cretian, --- I will have you as my wife and I will
10provide for you ---. I have a coat, sandals,
11--- the salt (tax?), and he will provide food ---
12--- Akesandros ---
12+y- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4139 man Akesandros, son of Nikanor Ἀκέσανδρος Νικάνορος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 39 Choiak 22 -246 February 12 BCE date in text;




DatasetID 2881
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02881
Trismegistos 4745
Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1463
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 2881 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10774), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.