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Pap. Berlin P. 15599

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15599
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory laid within P. 15598; 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 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 228 mm | 68 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Some frayings at the edges, minor holes horizontally and vertically lined.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Palimpest. On the recto as well as on the verso some traces of an anterior text.

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) Complete.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige und wenig sorgfältige 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, with small lateral margins and broad upper and lower marigns.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 14 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 55 0
Column Height (in mm) 185 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 55 x 185 0


Text Content

Modern Title list of deliveries of fruits or oil on different days
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content List of deliveries of fruits (tge) or oil (tgm) from different persons, specified by day.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ḥsb.t 11 ı͗bd 4 ꜣḫ.t sw 27
2pꜣ tge r.ḏı͗ Ḥr-Ḫnsw
3(sꜣ) Pa-ı͗r-ḏı͗.t tꜣy=w wp-s.t ı͗bd 4 ꜣḫ.t sw 27 ½
4ı͗bd 3 pr.t sw 2 ½
5(n-)ḏr.t Ḥr-sꜣ-ꜣs.t sꜣ Pa-ꜣs.t 1
6ı͗bd 1 šmw sw 12 (n-)ḏr.t Pa-mtr ½
7ı͗bd 2 šmw sw 2 (n-)ḏr.t Ḥr-wḏꜣ ½ ⅔
8r tge hn 3 ⅔
9ı͗bd 2 šmw sw 11 1
10sw 25 hn 1
11ı͗bd 3 šmw sw 12 1
12sw 23 1
13ı͗bd 4 šmw sw 3 1
14sw 12 hn 1
111th regnal year, 27th of Choiak.
21The fruits 1Demotic singular., which has given Harchonsis,
3son of Pa-ir-dit. Their specification: 27th of Choiak: ½ (hin).
42nd of Phamenoth: [_] ½ (hin).
5By Harsiesis, son of Paesis: 1 (hin).
612th of Pachons: By Pametis: ½ (hin).
72nd of Payni: By Haryotes ½ ⅔ (hin).
8Yields fruits: 3 ⅔ hin.
911th of Payni: 1 (hin).
1025th (of Payni): 1 hin.
1112th of Epeiph: 1 (hin).
1223rd (of Epeiph): [_] 1 (hin).
133rd of Mesore: [_] 1 (hin).
1412th (of Mesore): [_] 1 [_] hin.

1 Demotic singular.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
980 man Harchonsis, son of Pa-ir-dit Ḥr-Ḫnsw sꜢ Pa-ỉr-ḏỉ.t pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early - middle) 11 Choiak 27 -332 BCE -180 BCE Dating by palaeography;







DatasetID 100471
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45699
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100471 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15599), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.