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Ostr. Berlin P. 10788

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10788
Publication Number BGU VI 1459
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) 111 mm | 96 mm | 15 mm
Dating between -69 and -40
Criteria for Dating palaeography
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation marginal losses

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) marginal losses
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic, hand unknown
Comments on Text Layout 10 lines, other side uninscribed
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for the delivery of dates
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Aniketos, Anras and Pates, son of Psanis, acknowledge to have received from Ammonios, son of Papnos, the proper part of a 1/3 + 1/60 for the god.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text date incertain/alternative
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ἀνίκητος 1or rather Ἀνικήτης? κα
2Ἀνρας̣ καὶ Πατ̣ῆ̣ς̣
3Ψάνιος Ἀμμωνίῳ Πα̣π̣ν̣-
4ου χαίριν2 l. χαίρειν . ἔχο̣μ̣ε̣ν̣ 3corr. ex ̣χο̣μ̣ε̣ν̣
5παρὰ σοῦ φοίνικας
6τὸ ἐπιβάλλον τῷ
7θεῷ μερο 4 l. μέρο<ς> τρίτον
8καὶ ἑξηκοστόν.
9οὐθέν σοι ἐνκαλοῦμε̣ν̣.
10(ἔτους) ιγ Θὼτ κε̣.

1 or rather Ἀνικήτης?
2 l. χαίρειν
3 corr. ex ̣χο̣μ̣ε̣ν̣
4 l. μέρο<ς>
1Aniketos and
2Anras and Pates,
3son(s?) of Psanis, to Ammonios, son of Papnou?
4greetings. We have received
5from you dates,
6the proper part belonging
7to the god, one third
8and a sixtieth.
9We have no claim on you,
10year 13, Thot 25.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4437 man Ammonios, son of Papnou? (deliverer of dates? bgu) Ἀμμώνιος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios XII Neos Dionysos 13 Thoth 25 -69 October 3 BCE date in text, emperor incertain, alternative dates;




DatasetID 2885
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02885
Trismegistos 4743
Papyri.info ddbdp/bgu;6;1459
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 2885 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10788), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning; Ruth Duttenhöfer.