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Pap. Berlin P. 13489

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13489
Publication Number TAD B.5.1; Sachau p. 30/taf. 30; AP 1
Comments on Inventory 1958 vorhanden
Publication Permission Status no permission for publication necessary
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1906 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)


Object Type papyrus
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 244 mm | 280 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Text-Localization, Addendum Text auf Verso nicht erhalten
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) TAD reconstructs five lines of witnesses on the recto and an endorsement line on the verso.
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Handwriting Geübter, gedrungener Duktus.
Comments on Text Layout TAD reconstructs five lines of witnesses on the recto and an endorsement line on the verso.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 11 0
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title Exchange of Inherited Shares
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Author of Text Salluah barat Kenaiah
Text Types
  • documentary | contract
Summary of Content Quitclaim between Salluah and Jethoma daughters of Kenaiah (party 1) and Jehour daughter of Shelomam (party 2) over a share of land. Party 1 speaks to party 2 and provides a defension clause.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: unknown)
Comments on Text Oldest dated Aramaic document from Elephantine. Suprisingly, the document does not include the name of the scribe. The witnesses are written in the scribes hand, thus this is possibly a copy of a signed document.
Multilingualism Trilingual Monolingual
Gender Woman
Comment on Gender This is a property exchange between three women. Noteworthy is that one of the woman came into the position of a another person's person and their property. It is unsure if this is from an adoption, slave acquisition, or marriage.
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ביומ 𐡘𐡘 לירח אפפ שנת 𐡜 𐡘𐡘𐡘 𐡘𐡘𐡘 𐡘 לדריוש מלכא אמרת סלואה ברת
2קניה ויתומה אחתה ליההאור ברת שלוממ אנחנ יהבנ לכי פלג
3מנתא זי יהבו לנ דיני מלכא ורוכ רבחילא חלפ פלג מנתא זי
4מטתכי עמ נאהבת מחר יומ אחרנ לא נכל נגרכי במנתא זכי
5לאמר לא אנחנ יהבנה לכי לא יכל אח ואחה בר וברה קרב
6ורחיק יגרונכי וזי יגרנכי במנתא זכי זי יהבנ לכי ינתנ לכי
7כספ כרשנ 𐡘𐡘𐡘 𐡘𐡘 ומנתכי זילכי תוב
9הושע בר הודויה
10שלוממ בר עזריה
11צפניה בר מכי
1On the 2nd d[a]⸢y⸣ of the [m]onth of Epiph, year 27 of King Darius, Sallûah daughter of 
2Qenyah and Yetômah her sister (1) said (2) to Yehahˀûr daughter of Šelômam, "We gave you (f.s.) half 
3the sha[re] which the judges of the king and Rauka the commander gave us. (We gave it) in exchange for half the share which 
4came to you (f.s.) with Neˀhebet. Tomorrow (or) another day, we shall not be able to bring (suit) against you (f.s.) concerning that share
5(by) [s]⸢a⸣ying, 'We did not give it to you (f.s.).' (One) shall not be able--(neither) brother or sister, son or daughter, acquaintence  
6or outsider--to sue you (f.s.). And whoever shall sue you (f.s.) concerning that share which we gave you (f.s.) shall give you (f.s.)
7silver, 5 karš, and your (f.s.) share remains yours (f.s.).
8The witnesses: 
9[H]ôšeˁa son of Hodavyah; 
10Šelômam son of ˁAzaryah; 
11Zepanyah son of Makkî; 
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
2965 man Hosea bar Hodaviah הושע בר הודויה Aramaic, Imperial



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Darius I 27 Epeiph 02 -495 October 22 BCE Date in text;







DatasetID 100730
last Change 29.07.2022
Author James D. Moore (Collated and reedited)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100730 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13489), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore (Collated and reedited).