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Pap. Berlin P. 13577

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13577
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory joining: Pap. Berlin P. 13577a-b + 23588a-f registered as existing during revision (1958)
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 "Nordschugl"
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 6 1 1907 and 6 1 1907
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
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 partage
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1907 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 333 mm | 447 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Consists of two joining fragments. Several holes. The lateral parts are broken off. The lower edge is heavily damaged. Measurements of the single fragments (h × w): a: 33,7 × 45 cm; b: 33,3 × 44,7 cm.
Mounting framed between glass
Comments on Object Palimpest. Unreadable traces of an anterior text in Greek, dated 214/214 BCE..

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto) and perpendicular (verso)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Partly faded. Left and right parts are broken off in undetermined extent. Several holes with text losses. Lower part heavily damaged.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, teilweise wenig deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift verschiedener Hände." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Differing line pitches. Columns partly not right-aligned.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines a and b ca. 7 col with ca. 34 a ca. 5 col with about 34 each
Quantity of Columns ca. 14 ca. 5
Line Lenght (in mm) 435
Column Height (in mm) 320
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance a: +435+y x 315. b: x+435+y x 320 a: x+420+y x 300. b: (traces)


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt concerning field allotments and payments of money of the Chnoum temple
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt in form of a list concerning allotments of fields from the Chnoum temple domain to land leasers, some of them Greeks; lists of payments of money. The presereved part of an anterior Greke text dates to 214/213 BCE.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (late) -180 BCE -30 BCE Dating by palimpsest: older text in Greek dated BCE 214/213.;







DatasetID 100010
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 12308
Trismegistos 45688
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100010 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13577), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).