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Pap. Berlin P. 23664

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23664
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) 92 mm | 99 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation The lower part is broken off in undetermined extent. Left edge damaged.
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. Damages to the endings of the preserved lines.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Relativ deutliche mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Recto: Right-alighed text with medium right and broad upper margin. Verso: One line only (address), placed onto the very lower part of the sheet.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 3+y 1
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 85 0
Column Height (in mm) 40 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 85 y 40+y 0


Text Content

Modern Title letter on delivery and payment of wine(?)
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | vertical format
Summary of Content Letter of Payris, son of Espmetis, to Osoroeris, presumably on delivery and payment(?) of wine. The same addressee is mentioned on Pap. Berlin P. 23574.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ḫrw Pa-ḥr sꜣ Ns-pꜣ-mtr m-bꜣḥ wṯs-Rꜥ
2Wsı͗r-wr pꜣ ḥm-nṯr ı͗ ḏı͗ Prꜥ qy pꜣy=f ꜥḥꜥ
3mn ⸢ḥt ḥr ḏı͗ nꜣ ı͗rp. w⸣ ṯꜣy
vso 1ı͗.ı͗r-ḥr wṯs-Rꜥ Wsı͗r-wr
1Voice of Payris, son of Espmetis, before the carrier-of-Ra
2Osoroeris, the priest. [_] Oh may Pre cause his lifetime to be long!
3There was no payment(?) regarding the delivery of the wine ..?.. [///]
vso 1To the carrier-of-Ra Osoroeris.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
10485 man Osoroeris carrier-of-Ra (P. 23574, 23664) Wsỉr-wr pre-Coptic Egyptian



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







DatasetID 100606
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46645
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100606 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23664), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.