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Pap. Berlin P. 21690

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 21690
Publication Number BGU XIV 2378
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

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
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 5 11 1907 and 5 11 1907
Finder (= First Purchaser) Zucker, Friedrich (excavation director)
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 1907 and 1907
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 205 mm | 71 mm | mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Small horizontal breaks, right edge frayed.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object On the right side, about 65 mm far from the right edge, one vertical sheet join (kollesis).

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) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Middle Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Ptolemaic Demotic
Comments on Handwriting Hand similar to P.Lond. III 1207 and P.Bour. 10–12.
Comments on Text Layout Recto (Greek): Medium line pitch. The text was placed onto the upper two-thirds of the sheet, with small but equal lateral and upper margins. The lower one-third remains uninscribed. Verso (Demotic): Rotated by 180 ° with respect to the third line.The text was placed onto the upper section.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 10 3
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Line Lenght (in mm) 0 20
Column Height (in mm) 0 66
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance XXXX x XXXX 20 x 66


Text Content

Modern Title receipt for epistatika tax
Ancient Archives private archive | inidividual tax payer
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | receipt
Summary of Content Pelaias, son of Petenephotos, is confirmed by Platon, attorney of Platon Junior, of having paid the epistatika tax of the temple of Eileithyaspolis of the 29th regnal year in an amount of 5 bronze talents and 2400 drachmas Verso: Demotic summary
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Verso: Demotic summary
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language
Gender Man



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Πλάτων ὁ παρὰ
2Πλάτωνος τοῦ νεωτέρου
3Πελααι Πετενεφώτου
4χαίρειν ἔσχων
5παρὰπα σοῦ εἰς τὸν
6λόγον τοῦ (ἔτους) κθ
7εἰς τὰ ἐπιστατικὰ τοῦ
8ἐν Εἰλιθοίας πόλι
9ἱεροῦ χαλκοῦ (τάλαντα) ε Βυ
10(ἔτους) λ Μεσορὴ λ̅
vso 1mḥ 2
vso 2ı͗bd 4 šmy ꜥrqy
vso 3tꜣ bk mḥ 1According to the interpretation of Zauzich in BGU XIV, 2378. r.ı͗r Pltn Tyꜣnss
vso 4r krkr 5 120 wbꜣ nꜣ pr 2According to the interpretation of Zauzich in BGU XIV, 2378.

1 According to the interpretation of Zauzich in BGU XIV, 2378.
2 According to the interpretation of Zauzich in BGU XIV, 2378.
1Platon, the agent
2of Platon Junior,
3to Pelaias, son of Petenephotes
4greetings. I have received
5from you on the
6account of the 29th year
7for the epistatika tax of
8the temple of Eileithyiaspolis (Elkab)
95 copper talents and 2400 drachmas.
1030th year, 30th of Mesore.
vso 1Second copy.
vso 230th of Mesore.
vso 3The document-of-paying which Platon, son of Dionysios, has issued
vso 4about 5 talents and 120 (deben) for the grain.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Εἰλιθοίας πόλι (places.xml#s30)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    1640 man Pelaias, son of Petenephotes Πελαίας (here Πελαία) Πετε<νε>φώτου pre-Coptic Egyptian



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios IX Soter II 30 Mesore 30 -87 September 8 BCE internal dating, without name of the ruler;







    DatasetID 300013
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 04768
    Trismegistos 3998
    Papyri.info trismegistos/3998
    Author Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer/ BerlPap-Team (Greek)
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 300013 (= Pap. Berlin P. 21690), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje (Demotic); Ruth Duttenhöfer/ BerlPap-Team (Greek).