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Pap. Berlin P. 13552

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13552
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory registered as existing during revision (1958); …Brief 16.7.1931 XXXX this information has to be checked
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 (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) 133 mm | 352 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Upper edge partly broken off. Some minor holes and breaks at the small vertical foldings.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object One continuous horizontal sheet join (kollesis) (0,9 cm).

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) Minor holes without significant text losses. Mittle part of the lost line on verso mainly lost.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte, flüssige, relativ deutliche früh- bis mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. Recto/Verso: The text covers nearly the entire surface of the papyrus, without lateral, but with small upper and lower margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10 9+1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 345,345
Column Height (in mm) 115,11
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 345 x 115 345 x 110


Text Content

Modern Title letter reporting criminal acts concerning destruction of houses and thefts of livestock
Ancient Archives administration of justice | correspondence archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Letter of Eschnompmetis, son of Psammetichos, to Snebonychos, with a report on criminal acts committed by Bitimerti concerning destruction of houses and theft of cows and sheep.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
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Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
9900 man Bitimerti Bıṱmrṱ Nubian
9895 man Snebonychos ( P. 13552) Ns-pꜣ-nb-Ꜥnḫ pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 06 Phamenoth 09 -332 BCE -222 BCE Dating by palaeography. Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;



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DatasetID 100479
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46478
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100479 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13552), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.