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Pap. Berlin P. 13587

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13587
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) 272 mm | 65 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation The upper part is broken off presumably in the extent of one line only. The right edge shows slightly damages.
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) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) On top broken off, likely one line lost only.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte und deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The text was placed onto the upper half of the sheet, without lateral and upper margins. Length of lines varying. The lower half remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines (1+)15 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 60
Column Height (in mm) -10150
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 60 x (10+)150 0


Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning money payment
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter to the high priest Eschnompmetis concerning payment of silver kite. According to Zauzich divergent from the regular Elephantine letter style.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
x+1 tw=y ı͗r nꜣ sm(ꜣꜥ) (n) Ns-H̱nm-mtr
x+2 pꜣ ḥm-nṯr tpy n.m-bꜣḥ Wsı͗r Ḥr ꜣs.t
x+3 nꜣ nṯr.w ꜣbḏw ı͗w=w (r) ḏı͗.t
x+4 qy=k ẖn nꜣ ḥsy.w H̱nm
x+5 pꜣ nṯr ꜥꜣ hb n=y Pa-rt sꜣ Pa-Ḥr
x+6 (r-)dbꜣ ḥḏ qd.t 4 5/6 ḏd ḏd s
x+7 Pa-rt sꜣ Ir.t-ḥr-r.r=w ḏd ḏı͗=y s (n)
x+8 Pa-rt sꜣ Ns-qy-šw.ty (n) rn=k
x+9 mn ḥḏ ı͗.ḏı͗ s n=y
x+10 Pa-rt sꜣ Ir.t-ḥr-r.r=w (n) rn
x+11 Pa-rt sꜣ Pa-Ḥr mn
x+12 ḥḏ ı͗w tw=f s ꜥn sp-2
x+13 Wsı͗r pꜣ nṯr ꜥꜣ r ḏı͗.t ꜥḥꜥ=y
x+14 ı͗.ı͗r-ḥr pꜣ ḥm-nṯr tpy ı͗w mn ḏꜣ
x+15 sẖ n ḥsb.t 24 tpy šmw sw 6
x+1 I perform the blessings of Eschnompmetis,
x+2 the high priest, before Osiris, Horus, Isis (and)
x+3 the gods of Abydos NOTE. They may grant
x+4 that you are exalted among the praised ones of Chnoum,
x+5 the great god. Thus has sent to me Parates (A) NOTE, son of Payris
x+6 concerning the 4 5/6 silver kite: ‘Thus has spoken
x+7 Parates (B), son of Inaros: I have given them (scil. the money) to
x+8 Parates (C), son of Eskasothes, (in) your name.
x+9 There is no money which
x+10 Parates (B), son of Inaros, would have given to me (in) the name
x+11 of Parates (A), son of Payris. There is no
x+12 money which he would have given (to me), precisely nothing!
x+13 Osiris, the great god, may cause me to stand
x+14 before the high priest without blemish.
x+15 Written in the 24th regnal year, 6th of Pachons.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
10010 man Eschnoumpmetis high priest (P. 13587) Ns-H̱nm-pꜢ-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 24 Pachons 06 -223 June 16 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler. Fixing on Ptolemaios III. due to Pap. Berlin P. 13565 (exact dating), where one of the persons mentioned here is named, too.;







DatasetID 100264
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46489
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100264 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13587), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.