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Pap. Cairo EM CG 50162

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Pap. Cairo EM CG 50162
Publication Number P.Bürgsch. 13 bis = P.Eleph. 16
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum (transferred to the museum in 1912)
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 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Minutoli, Heinrich von
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 210 mm | 130 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation edged damaged. Some larger holes along the foldings.
Mounting framed between glass

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Line beginnings and endings are damaged. Some text losses along the foldings.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Script, additional A Greek
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting Mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11 + 3 + 3 (Greek) 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 120
Column Height (in mm) 170
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 120 x 170 0


Text Content

Modern Title mkmk-petition (hypomnema) concerning installment payment for fields (original)
Ancient Archives praktor archive | Milon
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | hypomnema
Summary of Content Petitition (mkmk): The brothers Pinyris, Berenebthis, and Psintaes Junior, all sons of Estphenis, wrote to Praktor Milon requesting another man to pay the three remaining installments for two fields, because they cannot pay them themselves. Greek subscription mentioning the subject of the hypomnema, the date and the number (third hypomnema). This is the original hypomnema, while the draft is preserved in Pap. Berlin P. 13523.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Greek subscription: Subject of the hypomnema, the date and the number (third hypomnema).
Location of Composition Edfou / Apollonpolis magna Upper Egypt, 2nd nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Draft of this papyrus is preserved in Pap. Berlin P. 13523.
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
15ἔστι τὸ τρίτον ὑ̣π̣ό̣μ̣ν̣ημα
16παρὰ τῶν ὑπογεγραμμένων
17ἱερέων περὶ τῆς γ̣ῆ̣ς
18(ἔτους) κε Φαῶφι λ̅
15this is the third petition
16of the priests listed below
17about the land.
18Year 25, Phaophi 30.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
640 man Berenebthis, son of Estphenis Mr-(n-)ỉb-Ptḥ sꜢ Ns-šw-Tfnw.t = Mr-Ỉb-Ptḥ = Βερενέβθις = Βερηνέπθις = Πρηνέβθις pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 25 Phaophi 30 -223 December 12 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;




DatasetID 100284
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03764
Trismegistos 2789
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph;;16
Author Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100284 (= Pap. Cairo EM CG 50162), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek).