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Pap. Berlin P. 13532

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_100286.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13532
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 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 335 mm | 105 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Several holes and cracks along the foldings.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object The papyrus is still mounted on paper (04/2016).

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) Partly faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, unausgeglichene, mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift. Dazu drei Unterschriften in jeweils eigener Hand." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The text is placed onto the upper half of the papyrus, without lateral margins, but with a small margin on top. The lower half of the sheet remains uninscribed. All lines are increased to the right.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 17 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 100 0
Column Height (in mm) 210 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 100 x 210 0


Text Content

Modern Title mkmk-petition (hypomnema) concerning a monetary guaranty
Ancient Archives praktor archive | Milon
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | hypomnema
Summary of Content Letter/ hypomnema of two townsmen from Edfou to Praktor Milon concerning a guaranty which they have taken for their brother. After payment of the debt a letter of confirmation by Milon is requested.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic original version, which was translated into Greek on Pap. Berlin P. 13511 (Sethe, Bürgsch, 287).
Location of Composition Edfou / Apollonpolis magna Upper Egypt, 2nd nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1n Mrn pꜣ rqtr n nꜣ rpy.w
2wꜥ bk mkmk 1According to Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005). Sethe, Bürgschaftsrecht (1920): „Nachricht (wꜥ) und Schriftstück“. (n-)ḏr.t Pꜣ-ı͗wı͗w-(n)-ḥr sꜣ Ns-šw-Tfnw.t ḥnꜥ Pꜣ-šr-(n-)tꜣ-ı͗ḥ.t
3pꜣ ḫm sꜣ Ns-šw-Tfnw.t (n-)ḏr.t ḫpr=s r ḏı͗=w pꜣy=n ꜣḥ 1 (r) dbꜣ-ḥḏ
4nty (n) Pꜣ-sbd-mḥty n pꜣ tš Dbꜣ nty ı͗r stꜣ 30 ꜣḥ (n-)ḏr.t
5ḏr.t=n šp n ḏı͗.t n Ns-šw-Tfnw.t sꜣ Pꜣ-ı͗wı͗w-(n-)ḥr ẖr pꜣ sp
6ı͗.ı͗r ḫpr r-ꜥ.wy=f n šs-nsw ḥnꜥ pꜣ ḥtr n ḥ.t-nṯr n ḥsb.t 23
7ı͗rm Mr-(n-)ı͗b-Ptḥ sꜣ Ns-šw-Tfnw.t ẖr swn šns (n-)rn=f
8n ḥsb.t 2.t ḥsb.t 19 nꜣy=f sp.w ḥꜥ=f r ḏı͗=w s (r) dbꜣ-ḥḏ (r) mḥ ḥḏ (dbn) 16
9ḏı͗=n dbḥ ı͗m=s mtw=k (n-)ḏr.t ḫpr=s
10r wt=n nꜣy=n ḥḏ.w ı͗rm tꜣy=w 2According to Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005). Sethe, Bürgschaftsrecht (1920): pꜣy=w. ms.t r pꜣ sḫn
11an pr-ꜥꜣ ẖnw pꜣ hrw 60 r-ẖ pꜣ ḥn
11bn pr-ꜥꜣ
12nꜣ-ꜥn=f r.ı͗r=k (r) ı͗r=f hb ḥꜣ.t=n n šꜥ
13n stꜣ.t ḫpr=f r.ı͗w=f (r) ḫpr r bn-pw=w gmꜥ=n 3According to Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005). Sethe, Bürgschaftsrecht (1920): ḫpr=f r.ı͗w=f ḫpr r nb=w gmꜥ=n „Wenn es geschehen ist, dass es geschah, so wird man uns nicht schädigen.“
14n-ḏr.t Ns-šw-Tfnw.t sꜣ Pꜣ-ı͗wı͗w-(n-)ḥr ḥsb.t 25 ı͗bd 2 ꜣḫ.t ssw 19
15sẖ Pꜣ-ı͗wı͗w-(n-)ḥr sꜣ Ns-šw-Tfny
16sẖ Mr-(n-)ı͗b-Ptḥ sꜣ Ns-šw-Tfnw.t
17sẖ Pꜣ-šr-(n-)tꜣ-ı͗ḥ.t sꜣ Ns-šw-

1 According to Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005). Sethe, Bürgschaftsrecht (1920): „Nachricht (wꜥ) und Schriftstück“.
2 According to Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005). Sethe, Bürgschaftsrecht (1920): pꜣy=w.
3 According to Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005). Sethe, Bürgschaftsrecht (1920): ḫpr=f r.ı͗w=f ḫpr r nb=w gmꜥ=n „Wenn es geschehen ist, dass es geschah, so wird man uns nicht schädigen.“
1To Milon, praktor of the temples.
2A memorandum from Pinyris, son of Estphenis, and Psintaes
3Junior, son of Estphenis. a) Considering that it happened that our one field was given (away) against repayment,
4which is situated in Psebtomit in the nome of Edfou, (and) which represents 30 aruras of field, because
5our payment was agreed for giving concerning Estphenis, son of Pinyris, for the rest,
6which became his burden concerning byssus and the temple disposal of the 23rd regnal year
7[and (concerning)] Berenebthis, son of Estphenis for the same value of byssus
8of the 2nd and 19th regnal year, also his rest; b) (and considering that it happened) [that] it (scil. the field) was given away against repayment, in order to complete 16 silver (deben):
9Thus we may request from you: Considering that it happened
10[that] we have paid our amounts of money together with their interest rate with cash to the bank
11aof Pharaoh within 60 days according to the order
11bof Pharaoh,
12so it is fine, if you may do (the following): Compose in our presence a letter
13of fixtures and fittings in order that it may happen. If that will happen, than we shall not have been damaged.
14Issued by Estphenis, son of Pinyris. 25th regnal year, 19th of Paophi.
15Countersigned by Pinyris, son of Estph[enis].
16Countersigned by Berenebthis, son of Estphenis.
17[Countersigned by Psintaes, son] of Es-
Places (read out from edition)
  • Pꜣ-sbd-mḥt (places.xml#s53)
  • pꜣ tš (places.xml#r56)
  • Dbꜣ (places.xml#s29)

    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 19 -223 December 1 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







    DatasetID 100286
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 5858
    Author Jan Moje
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 100286 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13532), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.