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Pap. Berlin P. 13572

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13572
Current Location exhibition | Neues Museum, Berlin
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) 280 mm | 205 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Minor cracks in the sheet. In the upper section five horizontally stringed holes from the original sealing.
Mounting framed under glass

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 Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, sehr kursive frühdemotische Geschäftsschrift. Dazu vier eigenhändige Zeugenunterschriften." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text was placed onto the upper three-fifth of the sheet, with a small and equal right margin and a broad but slightly trapezoid upper one. Length of lines differing. The lower two-fifth remain uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 190 0
Column Height (in mm) 134 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 190 x 134 0


Text Content

Modern Title Receipt concerning an effected payment
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | contract
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt and contract of Nepherpremachis, son of Parates, to Eschnompmetis, concerning a payment effected by the addressee via another man. With autographic witness signatures.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Nꜣ-nfr-ı͗b-Rꜥ-m-ꜣḫ.t sm r Ns-H̱nm-pꜣ-mtr pꜣ mr-šn ı͗ ḏı͗ Pꜣ-Rꜥ
2qy pꜣy=f ꜥḥꜥ ḏı͗=k mtr ḥꜣ.ṱ(=y) n pꜣ ¼ n nꜣ ḥḏ(.w) r.ḏı͗=k r.r=w n Inḫy(?) 1For the rejected reading Pẖe cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 49.
3r ḏı͗.t st n=y ḏı͗=k st n=y ḥꜣ.ṱ(=y) mtr(.w) n.ı͗m=w ı͗w(=y) r ḏi.t wy Inḫy(?) 2For the rejected reading Pẖe cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 49.
4r.r=k n.ı͗m=w ı͗w(=y) tm ḏı͗.t wy=f ı͗w(=y) r ḏı͗.t n=k ḥḏ (dbn) 5 ı͗wty
5ḏd qnb nb n pꜣ tꜣ ı͗rm=k n-ḏr.t Nꜣ-nfr-ı͗b-Rꜥ-m-ꜣḫ.t sꜣ Pꜣ-ẖrṱ
6n ḥsb.t 30 ı͗bd 2 pr.t sw 16
7I͗ꜥḥ-ı͗.ı͗r-ḏı͗-s sꜣ Bn-pw-H̱nm-ḫꜣꜥ-r.r=w
8Ns-bꜣ-nb-ḏd.t 3Reading variant Zauzich, P. Berl. Eleph. 1 (1978): Ns-bꜣ. sꜣ Ḥr-wḏꜣ
9Ns-pꜣ-mtr-šps pꜣ ḥm-nṯr 4.nw
10Wsı͗r-wr sꜣ Pꜣ-r.ḏı͗-Inp 4Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae gives here only „Pete...“.

1 For the rejected reading Pẖe cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 49.
2 For the rejected reading Pẖe cf. Den Brinker / Muhs / Vleeming, DBL (2005), 49.
3 Reading variant Zauzich, P. Berl. Eleph. 1 (1978): Ns-bꜣ.
4 Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae gives here only „Pete...“.
1Nepherpremachis greets Es[chnoum]pmetis, the [le]sonis. Oh may Pre
2cause his lifetime to be long! You have satisfied (my) heart with the ¼ of the money, which you have transcribed to Inchy(?),
3in order to give them to me (by Inchy). You have given them to me (by yourself). (My) heart is satisfied with them. (I) will cause Inchy(?) to withdraw
4from you with respect to it. If (I) do not cause him to withdraw from you, (I) will endow you with 5 silver (deben), without
5taking any lawsuit on earth against you. Issued by Nepherpremachis, son of Parates,
6in the 30th regnal year, 16th of Mecheir.
7Artais, son of Benpouchnoumchaaroys,
8Esbendetis, son of [Har]yothes,
9Espmetsepsis, the fourth priest,
10Osoroeris, son of Petenouphis.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
620 man Artais, son of Benpouchnoum-chaa-roys ỈꜤḥ-ỉ:ỉr-ḏỉ-s sꜢ Bn-pw-H̱nm-ḫꜢꜤ-n=w pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Darius I 30 Mecheir 15 -492 June 1 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100290
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45686
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100290 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13572), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.