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Pap. Berlin P. 23582

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23582
Current Location magazine
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
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 20 10 1907 and 3 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) 245 mm | 78 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part is broken off in undetermined extent. Damages of the upper lateral edges. On the verso a small strip 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) Upper part broken off in undetermined extent. Verso nearly completey faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Sehr sorgfältige und deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text was written without lateral, but with a broad lower margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+22 4 (?)
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 75 (?)
Column Height (in mm) 200 (?)
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 75 x x+200 (?)


Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning supply of a pilot and shipment of grain
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Letter to the priest of Chnoum of Elephantine, regarding a report on the arrival of Pachnoumis. The latter should receive support by a pilot supported by the sender during the journey back. Post scriptum regarding shipment of grain.
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
10510 man Pachnoumis (P. 23582) Pa-H̱nm pre-Coptic Egyptian
10525 man Psenimouthes (P.23582) Pꜣ-šr-Iy-m-ḥtp pre-Coptic Egyptian
10530 man Stilbon Latin



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty 16 Hathyr 29 -332 BCE -30 BCE ;







DatasetID 100492
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46580
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100492 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23582), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.