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Pap. Berlin P. 13573 (+Pap. Berlin P. 23669)

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13573 (+Pap. Berlin P. 23669)
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory joining: Pap. Berlin P. 13573 a-b + 23669. 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Publication Status unpublished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 17 11 1907 and 19 11 1907
Finder (= First Purchaser) Zucker, Friedrich (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, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 299 mm | 104 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper (except for Pap. Berlin P. 13573a) as well as the lower part are broken off. Several horizontal breaks at the foldings. On the verso the vertical strip is detectable which was teared off for the wrapping of the entire roll.
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) Loss of several lines. Diverse ink blots, thus ink presumably water-soluble (Zauzich).
Script, Primary Late Demotic
Language, Primary Roman Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, unregelmäßige, nicht sehr deutliche spätdemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. Recto: The right-aligned text covers nearly the entire sheet, with small but equal lateral margins and a broader upper one. Verso: The continuation of the recto text is placed onto the upper part of the sheet, with equal lateral and upper margins. The address was placed in the middle.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6+x+9+x+10 4 (on 13573a) + 1 (on 23669)
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 104 104
Column Height (in mm) 70 70
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 104 x 70 104 x 70


Text Content

Modern Title Letter concerning a journey to Philae
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter of Totoes, son of Petosorsmetis, to Pmois, concerning a journey (of the sender?) to Philae.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: beneficiary of rememberance - Identifier of woman: (currently not known XXXX)
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
1520 man Pa-pa-neb-taui Pa-pꜢ-nb-tꜢ.wỉ(?) pre-Coptic Egyptian
9995 man Petesouchos (P.13573-23669) PꜢ-ḏỉ-Sbk pre-Coptic Egyptian
9990 man Pmois Pꜣ-mꜣy pre-Coptic Egyptian
10000 woman Tachnoumis Ta-H̱nm pre-Coptic Egyptian
110 man Totoes, son of Petosorsmetis Twt sꜢ PꜢ-ḏỉ-Wsỉr-ns-mtr pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Tiberius 12 25 August 29 CE 26 August 28 CE internal dating, without name of the ruler;




DatasetID 100491
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46486
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100491 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13573 (+Pap. Berlin P. 23669)), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.