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Pap. Berlin P. 13569

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13569
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1958)
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 Details house of Pa-di-Harpokrates, the adressee of the letter (suggestion Erichsen)
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) 343 mm | 109 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Several larger holes in the upper right half. Minor holes along the horizontal and vertical foldings.
Mounting framed under glass

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto) and perpendicular (verso)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Line beginnings on the upper part damaged, otherwise only minor text losses.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting Written by two different hands. Z. 1-19: "Sehr sorgfältige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." Z. 20-24: "Flüchtige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (Alles According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text covers nearly the entire sheet, with a small and equal right margin. Length of lines differing. On top a broad margin, without lower margin. On the verso two faded lines with probably the address only, placed onto the upper third of the otherwise uniscribed sheet.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 24 2
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 105
Column Height (in mm) 295
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 105 x 295 (?)


Text Content

Modern Title Letter concerning erroneous booking of 40 artabas of wheat from the syntaxis
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content (l. 1-19) Letter of Pouoptis(?), son of Petearensnouphis, to Parates, concerning erroneous booking of 40 artabas of wheat from the syntaxis. (l.20 - 24) Additional note of the addressee Parates to Ptaus, son of Thotirdis concerning the same case.
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
595 man Argytmus Ꜣrgytmws (not identified)
455 man Parates (P. 13569) Pa-rṱ pre-Coptic Egyptian
2715 man Ptaus, son of Thotirdis PꜢ-ḏw sꜢ Ḏḥwtỉ-ỉ.ỉr-ḏỉ-s pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios IV Philopator 15 Pachons 12 -207 June 18 BCE Dating by content. Dating by prosopography. Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;



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DatasetID 100424
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46484
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100424 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13569), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.