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Pap. Berlin P. 23698

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23698
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 1906 and 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 189 mm | 120 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The lower part as well as the left part are broken off in undetermined extent. Right edge mainly damaged, one part with original edge. Several larger and minor holes.
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) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) All line endings broken off in undetermined extent. Very holey but with minor text damages.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige frühdemotische Urkundenschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was placed onto the lower half of the sheet, with a medium lower margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 5 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 110 0
Column Height (in mm) 80 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 110+y x 80 0


Text Content

Modern Title marriage contract
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | contract | vertical format
Summary of Content Marriage contract of a woman for a man. The content remains unclear due to the fragmentaray condition.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender - activity of woman: contractant - identifier of woman: [///]
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ḥsb.t 19 ı͗bd 3 ꜣḫ.t n pr-ꜥꜣ Tꜣrywš ı͗w=y (r) ḫꜣꜥ=k
2n hy ı͗w=y r ḏı͗.t ⸢n=k⸣ ḥḏ qd 2
3 ḥḏ qd 2
5 ı͗wty dḏ qnb nb n pꜣ tꜣ ı͗rm=k sẖ NN
119th regnal year, Hathyr, of pharaoh Da[reios. /// If I leave you]
2as husband, I will give you 2 silver kite [///]
3[///] ..?.. 2 silver kite
4[///] ⸢..?..⸣ [///]
1⸢..?..⸣ [///] [without taking] any lawsuit [on earth against you. Written by NN.]
Places (read out from edition)


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
Darius I 19 Hathyr -503 February 25 BCE -503 March 26 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100351
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46238
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100351 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23698), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.