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Pap. Berlin P. 15524

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15524
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 Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 305 mm | 74 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part is broken off in undetermined extent. Several larger holes in the sheet.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Papyrus fractured after inventory. New arrangement by Zauzich in 1967, some parts of the originally preserved text detected as beeing lost. According to the inventory book 24 lines on the recto, today the topmost line is missing.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object verso/recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) On top only one lines lost. In the middle part larger holes with substantial text losses.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, geübte mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. Recto: The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, without lateral margins. Verso: The text was placed centered onto the sheet, without lateral margins, but with broad upper and lower margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines [1]+23 18
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 70 70
Column Height (in mm) 300 245
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 70 x x+300 70 x 245


Text Content

Modern Title Report concerning a visit, and preventing Nubians from travelling
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Report concerning a visit at the chief-of-field. The addressee should prevent Nubians from travelling into the reigon north of Aswan.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) Pachons 05 -332 BCE -222 BCE Dating by palaeography.;



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DatasetID 100358
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46506
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100358 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15524), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.