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Pap. Berlin P. 15618

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15618
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 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) 80 mm | 179 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part and the left part broken off in undetermined extent. Some minor holes in the sheet along the foldings.
Mounting framed under glass
Restoration Activities Restaurierung abgeschlossen
Comments on Object Palimpsest. On the verso traces of an anterior text. According to the inventory "Abschrift und Deutung von W. Erichsen" existing.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The upper part and all line endings broken off in undetermined extent.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, wenig ausgeglichene, teilweise undeutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift, dazu 3(+x) eigenhändige Zeugenunterschriften." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The right.aligned text shows medium right and lower margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+6 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 170 0
Column Height (in mm) 65 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 170+y x 65 0


Text Content

Modern Title loan obligation of delivery of wine to the temple of Elephantine
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | administrative document
Summary of Content Obligation of delivery of wine to the temple of Elephantine. Presumably in context with a loan.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text According to Zauzich it is possible that the scribe is one of the opponents of this record.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
9510 man Espmetis, son of Espmetsepsis Ns-pꜢ-mtr sꜢ Ns-pꜢ-mtr-šps pre-Coptic Egyptian
1135 man Horos (P15619) Ḥr pre-Coptic Egyptian
9500 man Payris, son of Harsiesis Pa-Ḥr sꜢ Ḥr-sꜣ-ꜣs.t pre-Coptic Egyptian
9505 man Petosiris, son of Espmetis (P. 15618) PꜢ-ḏỉ-Wsỉr sꜣ Ns-mte (P 15618)) pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 03 Pachons 12 -332 BCE -222 BCE ;







DatasetID 100433
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45702
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100433 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15618), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.