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Pap. Berlin P. 13551

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13551
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory 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 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 346 mm | 107 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation The upper right edge is broken off. One larger horizontal hole in the sheet.
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) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Partly blurred. Beginnings of the first (recto) resp. last (verso) lines lost. In the middle one narrow horizontal hole wit text losses.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, sehr enge mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Narrow line pitch. Recto/ Verso: The text was placed centered onto the surface of the papyrus, without lateral margins, with a broad upper and a smaller lower margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 34 32
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 105,105
Column Height (in mm) 305,305
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 105 x 305 105 x 305


Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning disputes between priests because of tempel service and correspondent incomes
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter of Hartophnachthes, son of Snebonychos, to Eschnoumpmetis, son of Snebonychos, concerning disputes between priests because of their temple service and related income (bread).
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
775 man Eschnoumpmetis, son of Chnoummachis Ns-H̱nm-pꜢ-mtr sꜢ H̱nm-m-Ꜣḫ.t pre-Coptic Egyptian
1435 man Pa-ir-dit (P. 13551) Pa-ỉr-ḏỉ.t pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios II Philadelphos 19 Mecheir 12 -266 April 4 BCE Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;



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DatasetID 100486
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46477
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100486 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13551), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.