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Pap. Berlin P. 13568

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13568
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 Details "ruin of a private house"
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) 335 mm | 52 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation A rectangular hole in the upper right corner. edges slightly frayed.
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 Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, doch relativ deutliche mitteldemotischre Geschäftsschrift." (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 half of the sheet, without lateral margins and a broad upper margin with a height of approximately two lines. The lower half remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 13 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 45 0
Column Height (in mm) 170 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 45 x 170 0


Text Content

Modern Title letter in form of a contract concerning delivery of wine on schedule
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | contract
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Contract in form of al letter of Psenchonsis, son of Esonnophris, to Peteharpokrates, son of Esouris. Promise of delivery of wine to the lesonis, for which a delivery out of schedule will cost 2 silver kite. With countersignature of Espmetis, son of Chnoumemes.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Ḥr-pꜣ-ẖrd sꜣ Ns-Ḥr my
2ḏı͗=w ḏp(.t) ı͗rp 1.t
3n Ns-H̱nm-pꜣ-mtr pꜣ mr-šn
4ı͗w=n (r) ḏı͗.t n=k pꜣy tꜣy =s šb(.t) n
5ḥsb.t 2.t ı͗bd 1 šmw ı͗w=n tm
6ḏı͗.t s n=k n ḥsb.t 2.t ı͗bd 1 šmw
7ı͗w=n (r) ḏı͗.t n=k ḥḏ qd.t 2 r sttr 1.t r qd.t 2 ꜥn
8ẖr.r.r=s n ḥsb.t 2.t ı͗bd 2 šmw
9n ḥtr.ṱ ı͗wty mn n-ḏr.t
10Pꜣ-šr-Ḫnsw (sꜣ) Ns-wn-nfr n ḥsb.t 2.t
11ı͗bd 3 ꜣḫ.t sw 7 pr-ꜥꜣ
12Ptwrms ꜥnḫ-wḏꜣ-snb
13sẖ Ns-pꜣ-mtr sꜣ H̱nm-m-ḥꜣ.t
1Peteharpochrates, son of Esyris. May
2one djepet-jar of wine be given
3to Eschnompmetis, the lesonis.
4We will give you [[his]] its NOTE exchange in
5the 2nd regnal year, Pachons. If we do not
6give it to you in the 2nd regnal year, Pachons,
7we shall give you 2 silver kite, Yields 1 stater, yields 2 kite again,
8for it in the 2nd regnal year, Payni
9with necessity and without delay. Issued by
10Psenchonsis, (son) of Esonnophris, in the 2nd regnal year,
117th of Hathyr, of Pharaoh
12Ptolemaios LHP
13Countersigned by Espmetis, son of Chnoumemes.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
90 man Eschnoumpmetis, son of Horos Ns-H̱nm-mtr sꜢ Ḥr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios I Soter 02 Hathyr 07 -303 January 7 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100292
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46483
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100292 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13568), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.