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Pap. Berlin P. 23556

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Metadata

Collection

Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23556
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
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 9 11 1907 and 10 11 1907
Finder (= First Purchaser) Zucker, Friedrich (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 1907 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high

Object

Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 76 mm | 100 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The upper part as well as the lower part are broken off in undetermined extent. Some horizontal breaks.
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, from the upper part maximal 2 lines lost.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte, sorgfältige mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. Recto: The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, with medium right margin, but without left margin. Verso: With small right margin. The lower part of the sheet remains uninscribed.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines [2]+8+y x+2
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 85 85
Column Height (in mm) 75 x+15
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 85 x x+75+y 85 x x+15

 

Text Content

Modern Title letter of unclear content, with mention of the arrival of different officials
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Fragmentary letter. Mention of the arrival of the chief of Thebes Paniskos and of the sḥn official Hieronymos.
Location of Composition Diospolis Parva (Hiu) Upper Egypt, 7th nome Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)

 

People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
10390 man Hieronymos Hyrnwmws Greek, Ancient
10385 man Paniskos (P. 23556) Pꜣnysqws pre-Coptic Egyptian

 

Dates

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

 

Pictures

P_23556_R
CC-BY-NC-SA
P_23556_V_001
CC-BY-NC-SA

 

Literature

 

DatasetID 100552
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46563
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA)
Data set citation Data set 100552 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23556), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.