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Ostr. Berlin P. 10777

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10777
Publication Number O.Berlin 37
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
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Abd el Megid (Luxor)


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 73 mm | 98 mm | 5 mm
Dating between 135 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 2
Comments on Text Layout 6 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for survey tax on palm groves (γεωμετρίας φοινικῶνος)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of Gellius Perses and Triadelphos, son of Sarapion, and their associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through the assistant Sarapion, for the survey tax for palm groves, paid by Zmetpos, son of Petorzmethis.
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Γέλλιος Πέρσης καὶ Τριάδελφος Σαραπίωνος καὶ οἱ
2σὺν αὐτοῖς ἐπιτηρηταὶ ἱερᾶς πύλης Σοήνης διὰ Σαραπίωνος
3βοηθοῦ. διέγραψεν Ζμετπῶς Πετορζμήθιος
4ὑπὲρ γεομετρίας 1 l. γεωμ(ετρίας) φοινικῶνος γενήματος ιη (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰς ἀπὸ (δραχμῶν) ι (τριωβόλου) (ἡμιωβελίου) 2F. Reiter, ed. (τετρωβόλου)
5χαλκῶν β δραχμὰς ἑπτά, (γίνονται) (δραχμαὶ) ζ. (ἔτους) ιθ
6Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου Παῦνι ζ̅.

1 l. γεωμ(ετρίας)
2 F. Reiter, ed. (τετρωβόλου)
1Gellius Perses and Triadelphos, son of Sarapion, and their
2associate supervisors of the Sacred Gate of Syene, through Sarpion,
3assistant. Thus has paid Zmetpos, son of Petorzmethis,
4for survey tax for palm groves, of the harvest of year 18, from 10 dr. 3,5 ob. and 2 ch. brutto,
5seven drachmas, = 7 dr. Year 19
6of Hadrian Caesar the lord, Pauni 7.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Σοήνης (places.xml#8)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    21970 man Gellius Perses epiteretes Γέλλιος Πέρσης Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Hadrian 19 Payni 07 135 June 1 CE date in text;




    DatasetID 2884
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 02884
    Trismegistos 24429
    Papyri.info ddbdp/o.berl;;37
    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 2884 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10777), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.