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Pap. Berlin P. 15609

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15609
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) 282 mm | 73 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part is damaged in undetermined extent. Slightly damages of the left edge.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object On the left side one vertical sheet join (kollesis) (1,5 cm).

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) On top broken off in undetermined extent. Some line endings damaged.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte, gut lesbare mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was placed onto the upper half of the sheet, with small lateral margins. The lower half remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+9 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 60 0
Column Height (in mm) 120 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 60 x x+120 0


Text Content

Modern Title grant or fee payment for an office
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | contract | vertical format
Summary of Content Grant or fee payment for an office conneced with the cult of Harpbekis about 2 silver kite.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
x+1 Ḥr-byk Yb Swn pꜣ Tꜣ-št-rsy
x+2 Pr-ı͗w-rq (n) ṯꜣy ḥsb.t 17 ı͗bd 3 šmw sw 1
x+3 r ḥsb.t 18 ı͗bd 2 šmw sw ꜥrqy r ı͗bd 12 ⅙ r rnp.t 1.t
x+4 ı͗w=y (r) ḏı͗.t ḥḏ qd.t 2 r sttr 1.t ḥḏ qd.t 2 ꜥn
x+5 nꜣy=w ssw ḏı͗.t ḥsb.t 18 tpy pr.t qd.t 1
x+6 ı͗bd 3 pr.t qd.t 1 dmḏ
x+7 r pꜣ ꜥ.wy (n) pꜣ mr-šn sẖ
x+8 Pꜣ-šr-pꜣ-mr-tꜣ-ı͗ḥ.t sꜣ Pꜣ-ḏı͗-Wsı͗r 1Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae. Reading variant Zauzich, P. Berl. Eleph. 1 (1978): Ḥm-nṯr-Wsı͗r“ Hem-netjer-Osiris“.n ḥsb.t 18
x+9 ı͗bd 4 ꜣḫ.t (sw) 21

1 Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae. Reading variant Zauzich, P. Berl. Eleph. 1 (1978): Ḥm-nṯr-Wsı͗r“ Hem-netjer-Osiris“.
x+1 Harbekis (in) Elephantine, Syene, the Southern Land
x+2 (and) Philae from the 17th regnal year, 1st of Epeiph,
x+3 to the 18th regnal year, 30th of Payni, yields 12⅙ month, yields 1 year.
x+4 I will pay 2 silver kite, yields 1 stater, (yields) 2 silver kite [again].
x+5 Their payment date 1Lit.: „Time of giving“.: 18th regnal year, Tybi: 1 kite;
x+6 Phamenoth: 1 kite. That covers everything . 2Lit.„Total“.
x+7 To the house of the lesonis. [_] Written by
x+8 Psenpelaias, son of Petosiris, in the 18th regnal year,
x+9 21st of Choiak.

1 Lit.: „Time of giving“.
2 Lit.„Total“.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Yb (places.xml#s3)
  • Swn (places.xml#s8)
  • pꜣ (places.xml#d41)
  • Pr-ı͗w-rq (places.xml#s15)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    8060 not applicable (No persons mentioned in the [preserved] text) (No persons mentỈoned Ỉn the [preserved] text) (none)



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 18 Choiak 21 -332 BCE -222 BCE Dating by palaeography internal dating, without name of the ruler;



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    DatasetID 100337
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 45701
    Author Jan Moje
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 100337 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15609), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.