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Ostr. Berlin P. 10800

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10800
Publication Number O.Berlin 38
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
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Abd el Megid (Luxor)


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, light brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 103 mm | 90 mm | 9 mm
Dating between 136 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
State of Preservation (Text) joined out of two fragments
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of praktor Psanmous
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 contribution for certificates of billeting (merismos diplon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of praktor Psanmous for merismos diplon of year 20 of Hadrian, paid by Petorzmetis, son of Pachompateuris and the mother Arsinoe.
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 mother in filiation
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ψανμοῦς πράκτωρ. διέγραψεν Πετορζμῆτις
2Παχομπατεύρεως μητρὸς Ἀρσινόης
3ὑπὲρ μερισμοῦ διπλῶν κ (ἔτους) ῥυπαρὰς (δραχμὰς) β (διώβολον) (δίχαλκον). (ἔτους) κ
4Ἁδριανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου
5Φαμενὼθ κ̅ϛ̅.
1Psanmous, collector. Thus has paid Petorzmetis,
2son of Pachompateuris and the mother Arsinoe,
3for contribution of certificates of billeting of year 20, 2 dr. 2 ob. 2 ch. brutto. Year 20
4of Hadrian Caesar the lord,
5Phamenoth 26.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
21990 man Petorzmethis, son of Pachompateuris and Arsinoe Πετορζμῆτις Παχομπατεύρεως Ἀρσινόης Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 20 Phamenoth 26 136 March 22 CE date in text;




DatasetID 2887
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 02887
Trismegistos 24430
Papyri.info ddbdp/o.berl;;38
Author BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 2887 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10800), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: BerlPap-Team; Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.