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Ostr. Berlin P. 40

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 40
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1963)
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details "from the rubbish of the settlement"
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high
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 (other)
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1886 and 1886
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, grey brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 40 mm | 73 mm | 11 mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The left part is broken off.
Mounting (non [ostracon])
Restoration Activities Restaurierung abgeschlossen

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object convex (outside)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The endings of line 1-2 broken off in undetermined extent.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The text was placed onto the upper two-thirds of the surface of the potsherd, without upper and lateral margins. All line beginnings geared to the slanted right rim. The lower third remains uninscribed.unten ein schmaler unbeschrifteter Bereich.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 73 0
Column Height (in mm) 40 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 73+y x 40 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for delivery of liquids and seeds
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Petepelaias, son of Pete⸢..?..⸣, is confirmed by Pelaias, son of Psenpoeris, of having delivered liquids and castor oil seeds.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Thus what has brought Petepelaias, (son) of Pete⸢..?..⸣: [///]
23 hin, ½ (artabas of) castor oil seeds ⸢..?..⸣[///].
3Issued by Pelaias, son of Psenpoeris.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
12145 man Petepelaias, son of Pete⸢..?..⸣ PꜢ-ḏỉ-PꜢ-mr-ỉḥ sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı-⸢..?..⸣ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes -246 BCE -222 BCE Dating by palaeography. Dating by content. Dating by prosopography.;







DatasetID 300016
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 300016 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 40), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.