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Ostr. Berlin P. 893

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 893
Current Location magazine
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 District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery purchase
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Brugsch, Heinrich
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 purchase
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 6 1881 and 6 1881
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Brugsch, Heinrich
Certainty: high


Object Type ostracon
Color pottery, dark brown
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 97 mm | 105 mm | 8 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Left edge slightly damaged.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

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) Faded in the lower part.
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. All line beginnings geared to the curved outline of the right rim, without uppper and lower margins. Line length varying.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 89 0
Column Height (in mm) 95 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 89 x 95 0


Text Content

Modern Title List of payments
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Text Types
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content List of persons and their payments. Nothing is mentioned about the context of these transactions.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ḥr ḥḏ dbn ½ ḥḏ qd 1
2Pa-H̱nm pꜣ rd sp-snw (ḥḏ dbn) ½ ḥḏ qd 1
3Pꜣ-šr-n-Ḥr sꜣ Pa-šꜣsmn (ḥḏ dbn) 3½ ḥḏ qd 1
4Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ḥr sꜣ Ḥtp=w ḏbꜥ.t 6
5By-ꜥnḫ qd 1
6Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ḥr pꜣ ḫm ḏbꜥ.t 9
7Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ḥr pꜣ ꜥꜣ (ḥḏ dbn) 4½ ḥḏ qd 1
8Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ḥr pꜣ ḫm sꜣ Pꜣ-sn-tm (ḥḏ dbn) 5½
9Pꜣ-šr-Gsḥrs (ḥḏ dbn) ½ ḥḏ qd 1
10H̱nm-ı͗w sꜣ ..?.. (ḥḏ dbn) 4½
1Pachnoumis, son of Peteyris: ½ (silver deben), 1 silver kite.
2Pachnoumis, the attorney of the homonymous: ½ (silver deben), 1 silver kite.
3Psenyris, son of Pashasmen: 3½ (silver deben), 1 silver kite.
4Peteyris, son of Etpheus: 6 obols.
5Bienchis: 1 silver kite.
6Peteyris Junior: 9 obols.
7Peteyris Senior: 4½ (silver deben), 1 silver kite.
8Peteyris Junior, son of Psentemis: 5½ (silver deben).
9Psengesheres: [_] ½ (silver deben), 1 silver kite.
10Chenemeus, son of ⸢..?..⸣: 4½ (silver deben).
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
17115 man Bienchis (P.893) By-Ꜥnḫ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Roman Period -30 BCE 211 CE ;






previousely unpublished


DatasetID 306418
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 306418 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 893), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.