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Pap. Berlin P. 15502

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15502
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory corded together with P. 15001, 15003, 15004 ; registered as existing during revision (1967)
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) 52 mm | 156 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The left part is broken off in undetermined extent. After 1945 loss of the uppper right corner and several breaks.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object On a photo prior to 1945 the upper right corner, today lost, is still existing completely.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (verso) and perpendicular (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Endings of all lines broken off. Beginning of first line damaged after 1945.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, wenig sorgfältige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text shows a small upper margin in the height of approximately one line.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 150 0
Column Height (in mm) 45 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 150+y x 45 0


Text Content

Modern Title Letter concerning the endowment of the archentaphiast
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Letter of Psintaes, son of Petepiphis, to the lesonis Snebonychos. It contains a request for assignment for the endowment of the archentaphiast who will come to Aswan. Same context with identical sender/ address: Pap. Berlin P. 15501 - 15503.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
10200 man Snebonychos (= Lesonis) ( P. 15500+23678+15813, 15501, 15502) Ns-pꜣ-nb-Ꜥnḫ pre-Coptic Egyptian
10210 man Teos, son of Harmachoros Ḏd-ḥr sꜢ Ḥr-mꜣꜥ-ḫrw pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (early) 05 Payni 15 -332 BCE -222 BCE Dating by palaeography. Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;



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DatasetID 100509
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46496
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100509 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15502), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.