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Pap. Berlin P. 23603

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23603
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, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 354 mm | 175 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation All edges frayeds and damaged. Several minor holes in the sheet. Horizontal and vertical breaks along the foldings. Papyrus darkened due to the wiping out of the anterior text.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object Palimpsest. On recto and verso traces of an anterior text. One vertical continuous sheet join (kollesis) near the left edge (10 mm).

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) Some breaks and holes with text losses.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige früh- bis mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. Recto: Column right-aligned, with medium right and broad left margin, small upper and broad lower margin. Verso: Column right-aligned, with broad right margin, and small upper, lower and left margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 22 30
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 90 65
Column Height (in mm) 235 315
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 90 x 235 65 x 315


Text Content

Modern Title account concerning delivery of bread for the fourth phyle
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content Account of the fourth phyle of priests concerning delivery of bread on special days On recto list of names and titles with related amounts of money, on verso list of days of month with related amounts of money.
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
Late period - Early Ptolemaic dynasty 06 Phamenoth -664 BCE -222 BCE ;



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DatasetID 100532
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45724
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100532 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23603), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.