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Pap. Berlin P. 15520

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15520
Current Location magazine
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 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) 46 mm | 273 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part and the right part are broken off in undetermined extent.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object The papyrus is still mounted on paper (05/2016).

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) Only last line (without beginning) preserved.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout With broad lower margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 1 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 270 0
Column Height (in mm) 10 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance x+27 x x+10 0


Text Content

Modern Title payment request concering one silber deben
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | administrative document
Summary of Content End of a payment request concering one silber deben corresponding to five stater to be paid to Pachnoumis, son of Thot-pa-sechti.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
x+1šn(?) my ḏı͗=w ḥḏ (dbn) 1 r sttr 5 r ḥḏ (dbn) 1 ꜥn n Pa-H̱nm sꜣ Dḥwtı͗-pꜣ-sḫṱ n-ḏr.t Pꜣ-šr-Ḫnsw sꜣ Ns-Wn-nfr n ḥsb.t 7 ı͗bd 3 pr.t sw 12 sẖ Ns-Ḥr sꜣ I͗mn-ḥtp
x+1[/// les]onis. It should be given 1 silver (deben), yields 5 staters, yields 1 silver (deben) again, to Pachnoumis, son of Thot-pa-sechti. Issued by Psenchonsis, son of Esonnophris, in the 7th regnal year, 12th of Phamenoth. Countersigned by Esyris, son of Amenothes.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
825 man Esyris, son of Amenothes Ns-ḥr sꜢ Ỉmn-ḥtp pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios I Soter 07 Phamenoth 12 -298 May 12 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler Dating by prosopography (same scribe in Pap. Berlin P. 13568);







DatasetID 100336
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45697
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100336 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15520), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.