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Pap. Berlin P. 13505

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_307142.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13505
Publication Number P.Eleph. 23
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
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
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (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 1906 and 1906
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Dating between -222 and
Range of Preservation complete
State of Preservation Surface abraded
Comments on Object double document

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) surface abraded
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive
Comments on Text Layout 3 lines scriptura interior, 17 lines scriptura exterior
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 20
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title oath
Ancient Archives praktor archive | Milon
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | oath
Summary of Content Royal oath of a Paniskos, son of Potamon, that certain land belongs to him.
Location of Composition Edfou / Apollonpolis magna Upper Egypt, 2nd nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok Psintaes: the younger or the elder???
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Syncretism
Comment on Religion royal oath by Isis, Sarapis and the reigning Ptolemies and their ancestors



Transcription Translation Pictures
1(ἔτους) κε Μεσορὴ ρκ̣ος (?) -ca.?-
2ἐν Π̣ε̣κ̣τλαρης ἐν Τσενενη Μείλωνι τῶι παρʼ Εὐφ̣ρονίου πράκτορι
3ἱερῶν παρὰ Πανίσκου τοῦ Ποτάμωνος Πέρσου τῆς ἐπιγονῆς.
4βασιλεύοντος Πτολεμαίου τοῦ Πτολεμαίου καὶ
5Ἁρσινόης θεῶν Ἀδελφν (ἔτους) κε Μεσορὴ ιζ ἐν Ἀπόλλω-
6νος πόλε̣ι τῆι μεγάληι Μείλωνι τῶι παρʼ Εὐφρονίου
7πράκτορι ἱερῶν παρὰ Πανίσκου τοῦ Ποτάμωνος
8Πέρσου τῆς ἐπι̣γ̣ο̣ν̣ῆ̣ς̣. ὀ̣μ̣ν̣ύ̣ω̣ βασιλέα Πτολεμαῖον
9τὸν ἐγ 1 l. ἐκ βασιλέως Πτολεμαίου καὶ Ἀρσινόης θεῶν
10Ἀδελφῶν καὶ βασίλισσαν Βερενίκην τὴν τοῦ βασιλέως
11ἀδελφὴν καὶ γυναῖκα καὶ θεοὺς Ἀδελφοὺς καὶ θεοὺς Σωτῆ-
12ρας τοὺς τούτω̣ν γονεῖς καὶ τὴν Ἶσιν καὶ τὸν Σαρᾶπιν
13καὶ τοὺς ἄλλους θεοὺς πάντας καὶ πάσας· ἦ μὴν τὴν
14γῆν τῆν ἐν Τμουνε̣τὸλ (ἀρούρας) β ἐν Πετλαρης
15ἐν Τσενενη τοῦ Ἀπολλωνοπολίτου̣, ἣν προκη-
16ρύσσεις ὡς οὖσαν Ψεντεῆτος τοῦ Ἐσθφήνιος, μὴ εἶναι
17αὐτοῦ ἀ̣λ̣λ̣ʼ ἡ̣μετέρα̣ν κα̣ὶ ἔχ̣ε̣ι̣ν̣ με ταύτης προσβολὴν
18καὶ καταβολήν, ἃ καὶ ἐπιδέδειχά σοι. εορκοῦντι
19μέμ 2 l. μέν μοι εὖ εἴη, ἐφιορκοῦντι δὲ ἔνοχον̣ εἶναι τῆι
20ἀσεβείαι τ̣οῦ ὅρκου.

1 l. ἐκ
2 l. μέν
1Year 25, Mesore. Oath ---
2in Petlare, in Tsenane, to Milon, the agent of Euphronios, praktor
3of the temple, from Paniskos, son of Potamon, Persian of the epigone.
4In the reign of Ptolemy, son of Ptolemy and
5Arsinoe, the gods Adelphoi, in year 25, Mesore 17, in Apollonos
6polis magna, to Milon, the agent of Euphronios,
7praktor of the temple, from Paniskos, son of Potamon,
8Persian of the epigone. I swear by the king Ptolemy
9son of king Ptolemy and Arsinoe, the
10gods Adelphoi, and queen Berenike, the sister of the king
11and his wife, and the gods Adelphoi and the gods Soteres,
12their parents, and by Isis and Sarapis
13and by all the other gods and godesses:
14that the land in Tmounetol, 2 arouras, in Petlare
15in Tsenane of the Apollonopolites, which you proclaim publicly
16as belonging to Psentaes, son of Estphenis, does not belong
17to him, but to us, and that I have the (document of) assignation
18and the (document of ) down payment, which I have proven to you. If my oath is true,
19may it be well with me, but if my oath is false, I may be liable
20to the curse of the oath.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Π̣ε̣κ̣τλαρης (places.xml#173)
  • Τσενενη (places.xml#174)
  • Ἀπόλλω- νος πόλε̣ι τῆι μεγάληι (places.xml#29)
  • Τμουνε̣τὸλ (places.xml#178)
  • Πετλαρης (places.xml#173)
  • Τσενενη (places.xml#174)
  • Ἀπολλωνοπολίτου̣ (places.xml#56)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4037 man Euphronios praktor Ꜣwprnys = Εὐφρόνιος Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios III Euergetes 25 Mesore 17 -222 September 29 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 307142
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03738
    Trismegistos 5855
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph;;23
    Author Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer, berlpap-team
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 307142 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13505), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer, berlpap-team.