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Pap. Berlin P. 13586

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13586
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1958)
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

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
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 1906 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 262 mm | 60 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Only one minor hole, slightly fraying at the edges.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object The papyrus is still mounted on paper (06/2016).

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text is placed onto the upper two-thirds of the sheet, without lateral and upper margins. Length of lines varying. The lower third remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 17 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 50
Column Height (in mm) 175
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 50 x 175 0


Text Content

Modern Title Letter of consignment concerning delivery of jewelry
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter of consignment of Teos, son of Nepherpres, concerning a delivery of jewelry in sacs, with specification of their provenance and estimated value.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ꜥꜣ.w ı͗w=w r ꜥw r ḏnf=w
2(n-)ḏr.t.ṱ Ḥr sꜣ Pa-sny r.ḏı͗ n=f
3Ḥr-nfr sꜣ H̱nm-nb-nꜣy=y-sꜥnḫ
4ꜣsw 1.t r ḏnf 3
5(n-)ḏr.t.ṱ Ḥr-nfr sꜣ H̱nm-(nb-)nꜣy=y-sꜥnḫ
6ꜣsw 2.t r ḏnf 5 qd.t 7 wp-s.t
7wꜥ.t r ḏnf qd.t 7
8r.ı͗n=w r ḥ.t-nṯr n N.t wꜥ.t r
9ḏnf 5
10dmḏ st ḏbꜥ (n-)ḏr.t.ṱ=y ḏr=w
11my ṯꜣy=w s r ḥ.t-nb
12pšn=ṯn wbꜣ
13nꜣ rmṯ.w nty ı͗r wp.t
14pꜣ ḫsbḏ n mꜣꜥ ḏı͗=y
15šm=w r Mn-nfr (r-)dbꜣ=f
16sẖ Ḏd-ḥr sꜣ Nꜣ-nfr-ı͗b-Rꜥ
17n ḥsb.t 6 ı͗bd 3 pr.t sw 21
1Gemstones(?) which will be huge (i.e measured?) by their estimate.
2From Horos, son of Pasenis: That which has given to him
3Harnouphis, son of Chnoum-neb-nai-seanch:
41st sac: By estimate 3 (deben).
5From Harnouphis, son of Chnoum-(neb)-nai-seanch:
62nd sac: By estimate 5 (deben), 7 kite. Specification:
7One (sac), by estimate 7 kite.
8That what was delivered into the temple of Thebes: One (sac), by
9estimate 5 (deben)
10in total. They were sealed all by my (own) hand.
11They may be brought into the house of gold!
12Take care of
13the people working (with the gemstones)!
14Because of the genuine lapis lazuli I caused
15them to be sent to Memphis.
16Written by Teos, son of Nepherpres,
17in the 6th regnal year, 21st of Phamenoth.
Places (read out from edition)
  • N.t (places.xml#s2)
  • Mn-nfr (places.xml#s1344)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    1000 man Harnouphis, son of Chnoum-neb-nai-seanch Ḥr-nfr sꜢ H̱nm-nb-nꜢy=y-sꜤnḫ pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 06 Phamenoth 21 -332 May 21 BCE -222 May 16 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







    DatasetID 100258
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 46450
    Author Jan Moje
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 100258 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13586), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.