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Pap. Berlin P. 13565

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13565
Current Location magazine
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) 337 mm | 80 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation In the upper part several larger, horizontally stringed holes.
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) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Beginning of first line damaged.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte, äußerst sorgfältige und deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Very wide line pitch Recto: The text is placed onto the middle third of the sheet, without lateral margins. First two lines with some distance to the rest of the text. Verso: Address line only, placed onto the upper section.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 13 1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 75 75
Column Height (in mm) 160 15
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 75 x 160 75 x 15


Text Content

Modern Title Letter concerning delegation of Chnoum priest to Alexandria to deliver stick bouquets
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter of Eschnompmetis, son of Snebonychos, concerning delegation and returm of a Chnoum priest to Alexandria. He had to deliver stick bouquets ("Stabsträuße") to the king on the occasion of the annual victory celebration of the battle of Raphia.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Ns-H̱nm-pꜣ-mtr sꜣ Ns-nb-ꜥnḫ
2pꜣ nty ḏd
3ḏı͗=n ı͗w Pa-rṱ sꜣ I͗r.t-ḥr-r.r=w
4nty ẖn nꜣ wꜥb.w n H̱nm nꜣ nṯr.w-sn.w nꜣ nṯr.w-nty-
5-mnḫ.w nꜣ nṯr.w-mr-it.ṱ.w
6r šm r Rꜥ-qd ı͗rm nꜣ ꜥnḫ.w
7nty ı͗w=w (r) ṯꜣy.ṱ=w m-bꜣḥ pr-ꜥꜣ ẖr pꜣ ḥb n
8pꜣ ḏr pr-ꜥꜣ n ı͗bd 1 šmw sw 10 ı͗w=s ḥs
9mtw pꜣ ḥm-nṯr (n) Ḥr hb ḥꜣ.ṱ=f r ḏı͗.t šm=f r-bnr
10ḥr tꜣ rs.t ı͗rm pꜣy=f ı͗ry-ꜥꜣ ı͗w bn-pw=w ꜥnꜥn
11tꜣ nty ı͗w=w ḥn n.ı͗m=s ḏı͗ my ḥn=w s
12n pꜣ nty ı͗w=s (n) rn=f r ḏı͗.t hb=w n=y n.ı͗m=s sẖ
13n ḥsb.t 6 ı͗bd 2 šmw sw 29
vso 1 pꜣ sẖ 1Spiegelberg read Pꜣ-ḏı͗….

1 Spiegelberg read Pꜣ-ḏı͗….
1[Eschnompmetis,] son of Snebonychos,
2is the one who speaks:
3We have caused Parates, son of Inaros, to come,
4he who belongs to the wab priests of Chnoum, the gods Adelphoi, the gods
5Euergetai (and) the gods Philopatores,
6in order to travel to Alexandria, with the garlands
7which shall be presented before Pharaoh at the victory festival
8of Pharaoh on the 10th of Pachons. If it is pleasing
9that the priest of Horus personally 1Cf. Martin, Demotic Texts (1996) C13. sends to let him move out
10from the fortress (scil. Alexandria ), 2According to Martin, Demotic Texts (1996), no.C13. together with his pastophor without restraining
11that which is instructed in this regard, let it be ordered
12to the authorized representative to send to me concerning it. Written
13in the 6th regnal year, 29th of Payni.
vso 1[///]⸢..?..⸣ the letter [_] ⸢..?..⸣

1 Cf. Martin, Demotic Texts (1996) C13.
2 According to Martin, Demotic Texts (1996), no.C13.
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Places (read out from edition)
  • Rꜥ-qd (places.xml#s22)
  • tꜣ rs.t (places.xml#s22)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    1535 man Parates, son of Inaros Pa-rṱ sꜢ Ỉr.t-ḥr-r.r=w pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios IV Philopator 06 Payni 29 -216 August 6 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;



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    DatasetID 100477
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 46482
    Author Jan Moje
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 100477 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13565), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.