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Pap. Berlin P. 23700

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23700
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 5 11 1907 and 5 11 1907
Finder (= First Purchaser) Zucker, Friedrich (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) 245 mm | 84 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Right edge damaged in the middle part. Several large vertical holes.
Mounting framed under glass
Restoration Activities Restaurierung abgeschlossen

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) Some vertical breaks with substantial text losses.
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, relativ deutliche spätdemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Very wide line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, with small and equal right margin, medium upper and broad lower margin, where the last line is placed. Line length varying.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 17 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 75 0
Column Height (in mm) 210 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 75 x 210 0


Text Content

Modern Title letter of unclear content
Ancient Archives unclear
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter of Pachnoumis, son of Imouthes, to [///]nefer[///], son of Psen-[?]. 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 Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
11035 man Petechnoumis (P.23700) PꜢ-ḏỉ-H̱nm pre-Coptic Egyptian
2770 man [///]nefer[///], son of Psen-[?] [///]-nfr-[///] sꜢ PꜢ-šr-[?] pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Roman Period 09 Pharmuthi 19 -30 BCE 211 CE ;







DatasetID 100406
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46660
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100406 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23700), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.