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Pap. Berlin P. 23599

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23599
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 15 12 1906 and 15 12 1906
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (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 1906 and 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 107 mm | 52 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation On the lower edge is preserved, all other sides are broken off in untetermined extent. Several vertically stringed holes in the sheet, fom the original sealing.
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) Line beginnings and endings as well as upper part broken off in undetermined extent. Several holes with minor text losses.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Kleine, flüchtige früh- bis mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Recto: Text with small lower margin. Verso: Text with small upper and broad lower margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+9 8
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 55 x+55+y
Column Height (in mm) 95 x+7,5
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance x+55+y x x+95 x+55+y x x+75


Text Content

Modern Title letter of unclear content, mentioning lesonis and chief of temple
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Letter of unclear content due the the fragmentrary condition. Mention of lesonis priest and chief of the temple.
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
10750 man Payris, son of Pa-ir-dit Pa-Ḥr sꜢ PꜢ-ı,ır-dı.t pre-Coptic Egyptian
10755 man Petanoukis (P.23599) PꜢ-ḏỉ-Ꜥnqy pre-Coptic Egyptian



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Late period - Early Ptolemaic dynasty -664 BCE -222 BCE ;



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DatasetID 100570
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46590
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100570 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23599), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.