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Ostr. Berlin P. 10727

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Ostr. Berlin P. 10727
Publication Number ined. (to be published in BGU)
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished

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 archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type ostracon
Dating between 124 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) surface faded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, hand of Sarapion 1
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt for poll tax (laographia) and prison guards (desmophylakitikon)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | receipt | tax receipt
Summary of Content receipt of supervisor (epiteretes) Sempronius Celer and his associates through the scribe Sarapion for laographia and desmophylakon of year 7 of Hadrian, paid by Petorzmethis, son of Palachemis and Senamous in year 8
Location of Composition Elephantine / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text no transcript to by published in BGU
Multilingualism Script = Language Monolingual
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender woman in filiation
Religion unknown


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
32755 man Petorzmethis, son of Palachemis (and Senamous) Πετορζμηθις Παλαχήμεως pre-Coptic Egyptian / Greek
4246 man Sarapion scribe 1 Σαραπίων Greek, Ancient
12615 man Sempronios Celer epiteretes Σενπρωνιος Κελερ Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Hadrian 08 Pachons 21 124 May 16 CE date in text;



previousely unpublished


DatasetID 317002
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 08474
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer; BerlPap
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 317002 (= Ostr. Berlin P. 10727), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer; BerlPap.