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Pap. Berlin P. 23663

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23663
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) 172 mm | 83 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The lower part is broken off in undetermined extent. All other edges heavily damaged. Some minor holes in the sheet.
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 damages.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. Recto: The text was placed onto the upper third of the sheet, without upper and lateral margins. One additional line at the very lower bottom. Verso: Left half of preserved sheet remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 4 +1 12+y
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 80 45
Column Height (in mm) 45 15
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 80 x 45 45 x 15


Text Content

Modern Title account of priests connected with their income
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
  • documentary | list
Summary of Content Recto: Account of income of emmer and barley breads of the 1st, 2nd, and 4th phyle. Verso: List of days and measures (1 - 3 jars).
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1sꜣ tpy ꜥq ı͗t 10 bd.t
2sꜣ sn.nw ꜥq 12 ꜥq n ı͗t 14 bd.t 2
3sꜣ 4 ꜥq ı͗t 8 bd.t 3
4bd.t 5 ꜥq ı͗t 3¼ dmḏ(?)
vso 1sw 16 1
vso 2 sw 19 1
vso 3 sw 22 2
vso 4 sw 26 ] 2
vso 5 sw 29 1
vso 6 sw 30 1
vso 7 sp 3
vso 8 1
vso 9 sw 2 1
vso 10 sw 5 1
vso 11 sw 6 1
vso 12 sw x 1
11st phyle: bread of barley 10, (of) emmer [///]
22nd phyle: bread 12. Bread of barely 14, (of) emmer 2 ..?..[///]
34th phyle: bread of barley 8, (of) emmer 3
4emmer 5 [bread of] barley 3¼ [_]. Total.
vso 1 16th day [_] 1 (jar)
vso 2 19th day [_] 1(jar)
vso 3 22nd day [_]..?..2 (jars)
vso 4 26th day [_]..?.. 2 (jars)
vso 5 29th day [_] 1 (jar)
vso 6 30th day [_] 1 (jar)
vso 7 ⸢..?..⸣ rest 3 (jars)
vso 8 ⸢..?..⸣ 1 (jar)
vso 9 4th day [_] 1 (jar)
vso 10 5th day [_] 1 (jar)
vso 11 6th [day] [_] 1 (jar)
vso 12 [///]th day [_] 1 (jar) Vs
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8060 not applicable (No persons mentioned in the [preserved] text) (No persons mentỈoned Ỉn the [preserved] text) (none)



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







DatasetID 100536
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45734
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100536 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23663), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.