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Pap. Berlin P. 15501

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15501
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory corded together with P. 15002, 15003, 15004; registered as existing during revision (1958)
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 (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) 48 mm | 189 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The lateral edges as well as the lower one are damaged. Loss of a larger part in the lower right section (after 1945).
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object On a photo prior to 1945 the lower right corner, today lost, is still existing completely.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Partly faded. Beginning of the last line lost (after 1945).
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, wenig sorgfältige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text covers nearly the entire preserved part of the sheet, with small upper and right margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 170 0
Column Height (in mm) 35 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 170 x 35 0


Text Content

Modern Title Letter concerning the endowment of the archentaphiast
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Letter of Psintaes, son of Petepiphis, to the lesonis Snebonychos. It contains a request for assignment of three jars with tgm oil for the endowment of the archentaphiast who will come to Aswan. Same context with identical sender/ address: Pap. Berlin P. 15501 - 15503.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4775 man Petanoukis (P.15501) Πατανοῦκις pre-Coptic Egyptian
10200 man Snebonychos (= Lesonis) ( P. 15500+23678+15813, 15501, 15502) Ns-pꜣ-nb-Ꜥnḫ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 05 Payni 17 -332 BCE -222 BCE Dating by palaeography.;



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DatasetID 100324
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46495
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100324 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15501), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.