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Tablet Berlin P. 11458

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Tablet Berlin P. 11458
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1966)
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only

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 tablet
Color wood, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 103 mm | 558 mm | 18 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface chipped at the rims.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object two-sided
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Here ant there heavily faded. Line beginnings and endings partly lost.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire surface. On the outer side the first column is separated from the following by a gap.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6?+6+8+8+8 x+6+x+5+7+6
Quantity of Columns 5 4
Line Lenght (in mm) 80
Column Height (in mm) 100
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title account of payments or income for different persons
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Board with different accounts from the administrative archive of the Chnoum temple, presumbaly a notepad, which was thrown away after transferring all data to the final archive papyrus rolls. This boeard consists of lists of persons connected with deliveries of income payment.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Late period - Early Ptolemaic dynasty -664 BCE -222 BCE ;







DatasetID 100087
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100087 (= Tablet Berlin P. 11458), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.