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Pap. Berlin P. 23666

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23666
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory joining: Pap. Berlin P. 15645 + Pap. Berlin P. 15649 + Pap. Berlin P. 23666; registered as existing during revision (1958)
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) 95 mm | 35 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Consists of three fragments. The left part is broken off in undetermined extent. Several holes in the sheet, especially at the lateral edges. Measurements of Pap. Berlin P. 15645: 45 x 85 mm. Measurements of Pap. Berlin P. 15649: 50 x 85 mm. Measurements of Pap. Berlin P. 23666: 95 x 35 mm.
Mounting restorer workshop

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 endings broken off in undetermined extent. Minor text damages at he lateral parts.
Script, Primary Early to Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic - Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte, sorgfältige früh- bis mitteldemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7 1
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 125 0
Column Height (in mm) 70 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 125 x 70 (P. 15645: 85 x 30) 0


Text Content

Modern Title fragmentary letter answering a previous conrespondence
Ancient Archives private archive
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter | horizontal format
Summary of Content Letter of Espnebonchis, son of Espneti-hetnetjer, with an answer on a previous letter of the addressee. Too fragmentary for detailled context.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
115 (unknown) (Currently unknown) (Currently unknown) (not identified)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaic Dynasty (late) -180 BCE -30 BCE ;




DatasetID 100756
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 46531
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100756 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23666), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.