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Pap. Berlin P. 15504

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15504
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory corded together with P. 15001, 15002, 15003 ; 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) 72 mm | 342 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation In the upper middle part a large hole. The right edge is damaged. Several breaks and minor holes in the sheet..
Mounting framed under glass

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object verso/recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Right half of the first line damaged and partly broken off.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte, relativ deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Recto: The text covers nearly the entire sheet, with small and equal lateral margins and a broader upper one. Verso:The text was placed onto the upper half of the sheet.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 2+1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 325 330
Column Height (in mm) 55 25
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 325 x 55 33 x 25 (without address line)


Text Content

Modern Title Letter concerning the upcoming arrival of the archentaphiast in Aswan
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Letter of Teos, son of Psenmehyt, to Petosiris, son of Pachaas, concerning the upcoming arrival of the archentaphiast in Aswan. The addressee is required to care for accomodation and provisions. For this process cf. Pap. Berlin P. 15501 - 15503.
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
10230 man Petosiris, son of Pkas PꜢ-ḏỉ-Wsỉr sꜢ Pa-ḫꜣꜥ=s pre-Coptic Egyptian
2680 man Teos, son of Psenemous Ḏd-ḥr sꜢ PꜢ-šr-Mḥy.t pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 05 Payni 12 -242 July 27 BCE Dating by palaeography. Internal dating, without name of the ruler.;



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DatasetID 100510
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46498
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100510 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15504), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.