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Pap. Berlin P. 23655

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Metadata

Collection

Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23655
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

Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 142 mm | 74 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Upper edge partially damaged. One larger hole in the upper middle section. Some horizontal and vertical breaks.
Mounting framed under glass

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) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Lines 1 - 3 damaged. Partly faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, geübte, nicht immer deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, without lateral margins, but with a small lower margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 70 0
Column Height (in mm) 120 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 70 x 120 0

 

Text Content

Modern Title loan of money contract about 2½ kite
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | contract | vertical format
Summary of Content Loan of money contract in the form of a letter, of Chnoummachis, son of Achoapis. The issuer has borrowed 2½ kite, which has to be repaid to the temple until a fixed date. If he will be in default, he will pay 3¼ (?) kite.
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
8090 not applicable (no further persons mentioned) (no further persons mentỈoned) (none)

 

Dates

RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty 18 Hathyr 20 -332 BCE -30 BCE ;

 

Pictures

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Literature

 

DatasetID 100345
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45731
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 100345 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23655), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.