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Pap. Berlin P. 15503

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15503
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory corded together with P. 15001, 15002, 15004 ; registered as existing during revision (1967)
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) 44 mm | 248 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The right part is broken off in undetermined extent. In the upper right section a rectangular part is lost.
Mounting framed under glass

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) Beginning of the first line damaged.
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 The text was placed onto the upper half of the sheet, with small lateral margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 2 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 240 0
Column Height (in mm) 25 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 240 x 25 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 Paetisesu, to the lesonis Snebonychos. It contains information on the assignment of 50 bread loafs 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
10215 man Pa-ir-dit, son of Petamounis Pa-ỉr-ḏỉ.t sꜢ Pꜣ-r.ḏı-Imn pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 05 Payni 16 -332 BCE -222 BCE Dating by palaeography.;



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DatasetID 100325
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46497
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100325 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15503), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.