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Palm. Berlin P. 23702

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Palm. Berlin P. 23702
Current Location missing
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 excavation report from F. Zucker: "Süden beim Tempel. Das beschriebene Stück Palmrippe fiel beim Abtragen einer östlich an die geböschte (westl. des Raumes mit Kalkverputz) angeklebten späten Mauer aus dem Spalt zwischen den beiden Mauern heraus."
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 16 11 1907 and 16 11 1907
Finder (= First Purchaser) Zucker, Friedrich (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 palm branch
Color papyrus
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 15 mm | 405 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Four larger holes with loss of the material.
Mounting framed under glass [currently missing]

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) Some but reconstructable text losses due to the damage of the surface.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte, relativ sorgfältige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout The text covers nearly the entire surface of the rib, with a large right marginin front of the line beginnings.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 1 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 325 0
Column Height (in mm) 10 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 325 x 10 0


Text Content

Modern Title supporting letter connected with deliveries of wine
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Supporting letter connected with deliveries of wine by two men to an attorney of Satis.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1n-ı͗.ı͗r-ḥr Pꜣ-šr-pꜣ-wr pꜣ rd Spd.t n nty ḫfṱḥ Spd.t nb .t ẖrk.w n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-ḏı͗-ꜣs.t Pꜣ-ḏı͗-nfr-ḥtp ı͗rp qws 2 sw 8 n-ḏr.t Pa-H̱nm qws 1 lq 1
1To Psenporis, the attorney of Satis, concerning that what is in front of Satet-mistress-of-jewellery, by Peteesis, (son) of Petenephotes: Wine: 2 qus quantity, at the 8th day; (and) by Pachnpumis: 1 qus quantity and 1 leq quantity.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
9345 man Pachnoumis (P. 23702) Pa-H̱nm pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty 08 -332 BCE -30 BCE ;







DatasetID 100252
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 50139
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100252 (= Palm. Berlin P. 23702), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.