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Pap. Berlin P. 23618

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23618
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) 273 mm | 58 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The uppeer part is broken off in s small extent. Lateral edges slightly damaged. Several horizontal breaks. On the verso two small strips are teared off for the wrapping of the entire roll.
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) Upper part (recto) broken off in undetermined extent.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, unruhige, trotzdem relativ deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift. Gleiche Hand wie in Pap. Berlin P. 15612." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Medium line pitch. The text covers nearly the entire (preserved) sheet, without lateral margins, and a small lower (recto) respectively upper (verso) margin.On recto vertical line on the right side to indicate the intended line beginnings - but often not followed.
Existing Pictorial Elements Vertical line drawn with a lineal, for alignemt of the line beginnings.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+27 26
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 55 55
Column Height (in mm) 265 260
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 55 x x+265 55 x x 260


Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning the delivery of food, wine, and oil
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter concerning the delivery of food and wine., tgm oil, nḥḥ oil, and bread.
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
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 18 -332 BCE -30 BCE ;







DatasetID 100583
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46608
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100583 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23618), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.