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Pap. Berlin P. 15647

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15647
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory joining: P. 15647 + P. 23693 "Abschrift u. Deutung von Dr. Erichsen." registered as existing during revision (1958)
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned
Publication Status unpublished

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 19 12 1906 and 19 12 1906
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 1907 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 65 mm | 45 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Consists of three not joining fragments. The upper as well as the lateral parts are broken off. Several minor holes in the sheet. Fragment 15647/a: 48 x 51 mm; Fragment 15647/b: 50 x 53 mm.
Mounting framed under glass

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (verso) and perpendicular (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Upper part broken off in undetermined extent. Alll line beginnings and endings lost.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, kleine früh- bis mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. Recto: The text covers nearly the entire preserved sheet. Verso: The text was placed onto the upper part of the sheet. The lower part remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+9 2 (+1?)
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 4555 x+45+y . x+55+y
Column Height (in mm) 6545 x+65 . x+15+y
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance x+45+y x x+65 . x+55+y x x+45+y x+45+y x x+20 . x+55+y x x+15+y


Text Content

Modern Title letter possibly concerning outstanding money
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Fragmentary letter of a man whose name ist lost, possibly concerning outstanding amounts of money in stater.
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
8060 not applicable (No persons mentioned in the [preserved] text) (No persons mentỈoned Ỉn the [preserved] text) (none)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early - middle) -332 BCE -180 BCE ;







DatasetID 100443
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46533
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100443 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15647), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.