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Pap. Berlin P. 13559

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13559
Current Location missing | probably wartime loss
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1958)
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

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) 210 mm | 65 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Only some minor holes. On the verso the vertical strip is detectable which was teared off for the wrapping of the entire roll.
Comments on Object Palimpsest. Traces of an anterior text (so called line 19 of the recto, as well as further traces between lines 3 and 4 on the verso.

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) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Marginal text losses in the area of the teared off strip.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, doch relativ deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout [unknown], currently missing
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 18 3+1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 60,55
Column Height (in mm) 190,5
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 60 x 190 55 x 50


Text Content

Modern Title Letter concerning leases of cultivated land
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter of Hartophnachthes, son of Gour, to Eschnoumpmetis concerning leases of cultivated land. The sender will stay at his current whereabouts until gaining new instructions.
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
9915 man Eschnoumpmetis (Lesonis) (P. 13559, 23580, 23637, 23641, 23665) Ns-H̱nm-pꜢ-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 02 Mesore 05 -332 BCE -222 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;




DatasetID 100427
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46480
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100427 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13559), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.