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Pap. Berlin P. 23594

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23594
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
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 11 1 1907 and 11 1 1907
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 1907 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 102 mm | 259 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The lower edge is broken off, large rectangular holes in the middle part.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object In the middle a continuous vertical sheet join (kollesis) (ca. 14 mm).

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) Last line partly lost. In the middle one large hole with substantial text losses.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Gute frühdemotische Urkundenschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Right-aligned text, with broad uper and left marign, and a medium right margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 200 0
Column Height (in mm) 60 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 200 x 60 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt of a payment to the bank of commander Ravaka
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt of a payment to the bank of Ravaka, military commander of the Syene fortress.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Similarity with Pap. Berlin P. 13582. Pressumably both issued for the same person (Teos, son of Pibesis, son of Peteesis (Zauzich)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
285 man Ravaka Rwgy, רוך Old Persian
2220 man Teos, son of Pibesis, son of Peteesis Ḏd-ḥr sꜢ PꜢy-bs sꜣ Pꜣ-r.ḏỉ-ꜣs.t pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Darius I 10 Phamenoth -512 June 27 BCE -512 July 26 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100342
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45722
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100342 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23594), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.