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Pap. Berlin P. 23645

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23645
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) 84 mm | 65 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The lower part is broken off in undetermined extent. Left edge damaged. Some minor holes.
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) Lower part broken off in undetermined extent. Several holes with minor text losses. Line endings of recto and line beginnings on verso partly damaged. Partly faded.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2). Verso möglicherweise von einer anderen Hand.
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Recto: The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, with small right and upper margins. Verso: The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, with medium left and upper margins.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 6+y 6+y
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 55 x+50
Column Height (in mm) 70 75+y
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 55+y x 70+y x+50 x 75+y


Text Content

Modern Title account of offerings (recto) and list of daily bread deliveries (verso)
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content Recto: Account of offerings for the second(?) phyle. Verso: List of deliveries of emmer and barley breads from the 8th to the 13th day of the month, leaving out the 9th day without deliveries. Possibly independent from the text on the recto.
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
815 man Esminis ( P. 23645) Ns-Mn pre-Coptic Egyptian



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







DatasetID 100533
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45726
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100533 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23645), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.