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Pap. Berlin P. 23566

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23566
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 (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 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 81 mm | 83 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Several holes in the otherwise complete sheet.
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) Several holes with text losses, format complete.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was placed centered onto the sheet, without lateral margins, but with broad lateral and lower margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 80 0
Column Height (in mm) 60 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 80 x 60 0


Text Content

Modern Title receipt in letter form, confirming the payment of money
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Receipt in letter form. The sender (name lost) confirms the addressee, Petenephotes, son of Pouoptis, of having received from Petobastis six silver kite. The receipt was written by a certain Pais, son of Espmetis.
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
11125 man Petenephotes, son of Pouoptis PꜢ-ḏỉ-nfr-ḥtp sꜢ Pꜣ-wp.ṱ; Πετενεφώτης pre-Coptic Egyptian
11130 man Petobastis (P. 23566) PꜢ-ḏỉ-BꜢst.t pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty 05(?) -332 BCE -30 BCE Dating by palaeography. ;



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DatasetID 100408
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 50133
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100408 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23566), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.