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Pap. Berlin P. 23567

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23567
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
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
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 1908
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 185 mm | 125 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Consists of two not joining fragments. Fragment a: 123 x 185 mm. The upper part is broken off in undetermined extent. At the end of line 4 possibly the original left edge is preserved, several breaks and holes in the sheet. Fragment b: 102 x 47 mm. Only on the right side original edge perserved, several holes and horizontal breaks along the foldings.
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) Fragment a: Upper part broken off in undetermined extent. Possibly left edge preserved near line 4. Fragment b: Line endings broken off.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift, von verschiedenen Händen." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The right-aligned text shows small lateral margins. Text blocks separtated by large space.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines a: x+2+4+2+y. b: x+3 a: 0 b: x+2
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 110 35
Column Height (in mm) 209040 20
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 11 x 20+90+40 35 x 20


Text Content

Modern Title collection of receipts about payment of money for wheat for sowing
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Two fragments of a larger sheet with three or four receipts about payment of money for wheat for sowing.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic dynasty 18 -332 BCE -30 BCE ;



Reserved Copyright
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DatasetID 100526
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45715
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100526 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23567), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.