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Pap. Berlin P. 15706

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15706
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) 211 mm | 64 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part is broken off in undetermined extent. Damages at the lateral edges, one horizontal break along the second preserved line.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Palimpsest. Traces of an anterior text (= TM 98041, P. 15076 Vso).

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) Upper part broken off in undetermined extent. Line beginnings and endings partly damaged. Old text on verso faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, teilweise wenig deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch Recto: The text covers nearly the entire sheet, with a small lower margin. Verso: Traces in the middle of the sheet.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+17 8
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 60 15
Column Height (in mm) 195 90
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 60 x x+195 15 x 90


Text Content

Modern Title letter about a person who was not able to reach his destination
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content Recto new text: Letter of Esminis, son of Teos(?), informing the addressee that a certain Onnophris was not able to travel to the lesonis so that the son(?) was send to him. Exact content unclear. Verso old text: Fragments of a list with days of month.
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
10365 man Onnophris (P. 15706) Ὀννωφρις pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty 02 Mesore 02 -332 BCE -30 BCE ;



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DatasetID 100328
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46544
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100328 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15706), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.