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Pap. Berlin P. 13511

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13511
Publication Number P.Eleph. 27a, P.Bürgsch. 13
Current Location magazine
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) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 337 mm | 104 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Several vertical stringed gaps in the sheet.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object At the right rim a vertical sheet join (kollesis) (ca. 1 cm), not preserved at the upper rim.

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) Nearly complete, only some minor holes with text damages.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting Three demotic countersignatures in own hands.
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The texts covers nearly the entire surface of the payrus, with small lateral margins and a broader upper one. At the end of the roll below the Greek text the Demotic countersignatures are placed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 26+3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 90
Column Height (in mm) 247
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 90 x 247 (Greek) 0


Text Content

Modern Title hypomnema to Praktor Milon concerning a guaranty
Ancient Archives praktor archive | Milon
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | hypomnema
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter/Memorandum of two townsmen from Edfou to Praktor Milon concerning a morgage which they have taken on behalf of their brother. After payment of the debt a letter of confirmation by Milon is requested.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Demotic signatures of countersigners. Greek translation of Pap Berlin P. 13532.
Location of Composition Edfou / Apollonpolis magna Upper Egypt, 2nd nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures

1Μίλωνι τῶι παρὰ
2Εὐφρονίου πράκτορι
3ἱερῶν παρὰ Πινύριος
4τοῦ Ἐστφήνιος καὶ
5Ψινταῆτος μικροῦ
6Ἐστφήνιος. ἐπειδὴ ἐπρά-
7θη̣ μῶ̣ν̣ γῆ, ἣ ἦν ἐν
8Ψεβτομιτ τοῦ Ἀπολλωνοπολίτου,
9(ἀρούρας) λ πρὸς ἐγγύην, ἣν ἐνε-
10γυησάμεθα̣ εἰς ἔκτισιν
11Ἐστφῆνιν Πινύριος, εἰς ἃ
12προσωφείλησεν πρός τε τὰ
13βύσσινα καὶ τὴν πρόσοδον
14τοῦ ἱεροῦ τοῦ κγ (ἔτους), ὁμοίως δὲ
15καὶ Βερενέβθις πρὸς τὸ α̣ὐ̣τ̣ὸ̣
16βυσσίνων ὀθονίων τοῦ ιθ (ἔτους)
17καὶ β (ἔτους) ἀργυρίου (δραχμὰς) τκ,
18ἀξιοῦμέν σε, ἐπειδὴ ἐν ταῖ̣ς
19κατὰ τὸ διάγραμμα ἡμέραις
20τετάγμεθα τὸ ἀργύριον καὶ
21τοὺς τόκους ἐπὶ τὴν βασιλικὴν
22τράπεζαν, καλῶς ποιήσεις δοὺς
23ἡμῖν τὴν ἐπίλυσιν.
24τούτου δὲ γενομένου ἐσόμεθα
25οὐκ ἠδικημένοι.
26ἔρρωσο (ἔτους) κε Φαῶφι ιθ
27sẖ Pꜣ-ı͗wı͗w-(n-)ḥr sꜣ Ns-šw-Tfnw.t
28sẖ Mr-(n-)ı͗b-Ptḥ sꜣ Ns-šw-Tfnw.t
29sẖ Pꜣ-šr-(n-)tꜣ-ı͗ḥ.t sꜣ Ns-šw-Tfnw.t
1(Memorandum) To Milon, the agent of
2Euphronios and commissioner
3of the temples, from Pinyris,
4son of Estphenis, and
5Psintaes the younger,
6son of Estphenis. Since
7our land which is situated in
8Psebtomit of the Apollonopolites,
9in the size of 30 arouras, was forfeited as security,
10which we have put up
11for Estphenis, son of Pinyris, as security for the debt
12he owed for the
13tax on linen production and the income
14of the temple of the year 23, likewise
15for what Berenebthis owed towards the same
16tax on linen production of year 19
17and year 2, 320 silver drachmae,
18we ask you, since in the
19days allowed by the ordinance
20we have paid the silver
21with interest to the royal
22bank, please, give us
23(a document of ) release.
24When this happens, we will not
25have suffered injustice.
26Farewell. Year 25 Phaophi 19.
27Countersigned by Pinyris, son of Estphenis.
28Countersigned by Berenebthis, son of Estphenis.
29Countersigned by Psintaes, son of Estphenis.
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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 5 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;



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DatasetID 100288
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03745
Trismegistos 44603
Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph;;27
Author Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic; metadata)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100288 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13511), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttenhöfer (Greek); Jan Moje (Demotic; metadata).