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Pap. Berlin P. 13508

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13508
Publication Number P.Eleph. 19
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]
Certainty: high
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
Criteria for Dating date according to parallel texts
Range of Preservation complete

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
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic cursive
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 24
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Letter concerning the bid for the land of the sons of Estphenis
Ancient Archives praktor archive | Milon
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | offer
Summary of Content Letter of Patous, son of Pachois, to Apollodoros, containing a higher bid for the land of the sons of Estphenis; Milon is accused to have produced a loss for the treasury.
Location of Composition Edfou / Apollonpolis magna Upper Egypt, 2nd nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok fotoin berlpap
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)
Comment on Religion bid for temple land



Transcription Translation Pictures
2παρὰ Πατοῦτος
3τοῦ Παχόι. ὑφίσταμαι
4τῆς γῆς τῆς Πινύριος
5τοῦ Ἐσφήνιος καὶ
6Βερηνέπθιος τοῦ Ἐσ-
7φήνιος καὶ Ψινταῆτος
8τοῦ Ἐσφήνιος, ἧς λε-
9λυτρωμένοι εἰσὶν
10τῆς πεπραμένης
11ὑπὸ Μίλωνος (ἀρουρῶν) λ
12τῆς οὔσης ἐν Τμο̣υ̣ν-
13πσωβο̣θει. ἐπειδὴ
14ἔτι προσοφείλουσιν
15εἰς τὸ βασιλικὸν καὶ οὐ
16τεταγμένοι εἰσὶν
17ἐπὶ τὴν βασιλικὴν
18τράπεζαν, ἀξιῶ σε
20Μίλωνα α καὶ ἐπι-
21τάξαι αὐτῶι, ὅπως
22πλεῖον γίνηται τῶι
1To Apollodoros
2from Patous,
3son of Pachois. I am making an offer for the lease
4of the land of Pinyris,
5son of Esphenis, and
6of Berenepthis, son of Es-
7phenis, and of Psintaes,
8son of Esphenis, from which they
9were released
10(and) which was sold in auction
11by Milon, in the size of 30 arourai,
12situated in Tmoun-
13psobothis. Since they
14still owe debts
15to the treasury, and have not
16yet paid
17to the royal
18bank, I beg of you
19to let come
20Milon before you and
21to order him (to transfer the land to me?), so that
22a profit is gained for
23the king.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Τμο̣υ̣ν- πσωβο̣θει (places.xml#35)

    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
    Ptolemaios III Euergetes -222 January 11 BCE not date, but according to contents around january 11, because of P.Eleph. 18. Cf. Clarysse, 25-26.;




    DatasetID 307145
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03741
    Trismegistos 5852
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph;;19
    Author Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 307145 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13508), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.