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Pap. Berlin P. 15603

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15603
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned

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 / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
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 1908
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 80 mm | 132 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper and lower edges are heavily damaged. Several minor holes in the sheet.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Palimpest. On the recto as well as on the verso some traces of an anterior text. According to the inventory "Abschrift und Deutung von W. Erichsen" existing.

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) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Partly faded. Only some minor text losses.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, wenig deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text as a block was placed onto the right half of the sheet, with a broad right margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 50 0
Column Height (in mm) 60 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 50 x 60 0


Text Content

Modern Title account of priests connected with their income
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content List of income of priests of the 4th phyle
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ı͗bd 3 ꜣḫ.t sw 6
2 sꜣ 4
3tr (sꜣ) Ḥr 8
4sw 8 n-ḏr.t Ns-H̱nm (sꜣ) Pa-Ḥr [_] 6
5Ḏḥwtı͗-m-ḥꜣ.t (sꜣ) Pꜣ-ḏı͗-ꜣs.t
6 2
1⸢6th⸣ of Hathyr.
2..?.. 4th phyle
3Hatres, (son) of Horos: ⸢8 (deben)⸣.
48th day, to Eschnoumis, son of Payris: [_] 6 (deben)
5Thotemhat, (son) of Peteesis:
6[_] 2 (deben).
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
35830 man Eschnoumis, son of Payris Ns-H̱nm sꜣ Pa-Ḥr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty -332 BCE -30 BCE Dating by palaeography. ;







DatasetID 100311
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45700
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100311 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15603), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.