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Pap. Berlin P. 13509

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13509
Publication Number P.Eleph. 28 = WChr 451
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 -223 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object verso
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular (verso)
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 11
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title Official Letter from Mnesachos (Thebarch)
Ancient Archives praktor archive | Milon
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Official letter from Mnesarchos to Antipatros and Apollonides concerning the wages of 231 hunters. Payment should be made through the bank in Arsinoe.
Location of Composition Upper Egypt, 2nd nome Egypt (Certainty: )
Comments on Text ok. translation Bagnall-Derow, no. 120
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Μνήσαρχος Ἀντιπάτρωι χαίρειν. ἐπεστάλκαμεν
2Πανίσκωι διαγράψαι ἀπὸ τῆς ἐν Ἀρσινόηι τραπέζης
3Δημητρίωι γραμματεῖ τῶν δι' Ἀνδρονίκου κυνηγῶν
4ὥστε τοῖς ἀναζευγνύουσι μετὰ Πειθολάου ἀνδράσι σλα
5ὀψώνιον ἀπὸ Ἀρτεμισίου ἕως Πανήμου μηνῶν γ (τάλαντα) β Αωξ,
6ἀνταναιρουμένου δὲ τοῦ προδοθέντος τοῖς προ-
7αποσταλεῖσιν εἰς μῆνα Ἀρτεμίσιον (δραχμὰς) ξ τὰ λοιπὰ (τάλαντα) β Αω. συνχρημάτισον
8οὖν καθότι γέγραπται.
9ἔρρωσο. (ἔτους) κε Θωῦθ κα.
10 Ἀπολλωνίδει· συνχρημάτισον καθότι γέγραπται.
11 ἔρρωσο. (ἔτους) κε Θωῦθ κα.
1Mnesarchos to Antipatros, greeting. I have instructed
2Paniskos to pay from the bank in Arsinoe
3to Demetrios the secretary of the hunters (hired) through Andronikos
4for the 231 men who set off with Peitholaos,
5their wages from Artemisios through Panemos, 3 months: 2 talents, 1860 dr.,
6subtracting the advance payment made to the advance
7guard for the month of Artemisios, 60 dr., a balance of 2 talents, 1800 dr. Carry this out
8therefore as has been written.
9Farewell. Year 25, Thoth 21.
10To Apollonides. Carry this out as has been written.
11Farewell. Year 25, Thoth 21.
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
4007 man Andronikos (P.Eleph. 28) Ἀνδρόνικος Greek, Ancient



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Ptolemaios III Euergetes 25 Thoth 21 -223 November 7 BCE date in text;




DatasetID 307147
last Change 29.07.2022
Berlpap 03743
Trismegistos 5859
Papyri.info ddbdp/chr.wilck;;451
Author Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307147 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13509), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.