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Tablet Berlin ÄM 2155

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (ÄM)
Inventory Number Tablet Berlin ÄM 2155
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 Details "from the urban district"
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 17 11 1907 and 17 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 tablet
Color wood, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 27 mm | 64 mm | 8 mm
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Complete.
Mounting (non [ostracon])

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Complete.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting Cursory "Geschäftsschrift".
Comments on Text Layout Wide line pitch. The text is placed onto the left half of the plate, next to the hole.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 2 0
Quantity of Columns 1 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 31 0
Column Height (in mm) 20 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 31 x 20 0


Text Content

Modern Title label for payment
Ancient Archives none
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | account
Summary of Content The text consists only of a date and the notice to pay. This object was presumably boud to a sack or box with the items for whom the price label was.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1

1ḥsb.t 3 ı͗bd 1 šmw sw 9
2my ḥḏ qd 1 ḏbꜥ.t 1.t
13rd regnal year, 9th of Pachons.
2Pay 1 silver kite and 1 obol!
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8090 not applicable (no further persons mentioned) (no further persons mentỈoned) (none)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Late Period (26th dynasty - 31st dynasty) 03 Pachons 09 -664 BCE -332 BCE Dating by palaeography.;







DatasetID 306419
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 306419 (= Tablet Berlin ÄM 2155), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.