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Pap. Berlin P. 23679

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23679
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory joining: Pap. Berlin P. 15704 und Pap. Berlin P. 23679 (combination of fragments not sure).
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) 24 mm | 70 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Only on the right side original edge preserved, all other parts of this fragment are broken off. This fragment seems to be part of Pap. Berlin P 15705, although not joining.
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) Consists of three not joining fragments. Each with upper and lower parts broken off. All line endings lost.
Script, Primary Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Flüchtige, wenig ausgeglichene mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. Recto/Verso: The right-aligned text covers nearly the entire sheet, with a broad and equal right margin.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+4+y+6+y+2+z x+5+y+3+y+2+z
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 60 50+y
Column Height (in mm) 5070 70+y+50
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 60+y x 50+y+70 50+y x 70+y+50


Text Content

Modern Title letter concerning financial affairs of the Chnoum priests of Elephantine.
Ancient Archives Chnoum temple archives | administrative archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Letter concerning financial affairs of the Chnoum priests of Elephantine.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)




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







DatasetID 100755
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46542
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100755 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23679), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.