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Pap. Berlin P. 13516

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_307151.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13516
Publication Number P.Eleph. 10 = WChr. 182
Current Location Cairo, Egyptian Museum (transferred to the museum in 1912)
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
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Minutoli, Heinrich von


Object Type papyrus
Dating between -222 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular (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, hand unknown
Comments on Text Layout address on Verso, recto transversa charta
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9 1
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title letter from Euphronios to Milon
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Euphronios writes to Milon urging him, to gather accounts on the revenues of the temple at Edfu and to send the accounts to him, since he has to pass them on to Alexandria.
Location of Composition Thebes-East Upper Egypt, 4th nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures


1Εὐφρόνιος Μίλωνι χαίρειν. ὡς ἂν ἀναγνῶις τὴν ἐπιστολήν, ἐπιλαβὼν
2παρὰ τῶν τραπεζιτῶν τῶν ἐν τοῖς ἱεροῖς τ πεπτωκ[ό]τα εἰς τὸ ἐν Ἀπόλλ̣ω̣ν̣ος
3πόλει τῆι μεγάληι ἱερὸν ὁμοίως δὲ καὶ τοῦ εἰσμεμετρημένου σίτου παρὰ τῶν
4πρὸς τοῖς θη̣σαυροῖς ἀπὸ τοῦ πρωτίσ̣του χρόνου ἕως τοῦ ἐνεστῶτος κατὰ μῆνα
5καὶ καθʼ ἔτος, διεστάλθω δὲ εἰς ἃ πέπτωκεν ἔτη, καὶ τοῦτο ποιήσας ἐπιμελῶς
6ἀπόστειλον ἡμῖν ἐπὶ τῶν διαδόχων, ὅπως μὴ διὰ ταῦτα κωλυώμεθα
7τῶν λοιπῶν ἐν ἑτοίμωι ὄντων τοὺς λόγ̣ους εἰς τὴν πόλιν καταπέμψαι·
8ἔστιν δὲ τὰ πεπτωκότα δι' Ἀθ̣λ̣ί̣ου καὶ Ἄνδρωνος ὥστε ἐπακολουθεῖ̣ν̣.
9ἔρρωσο (ἔτους) κε Παῦνι κδ.

10Μίλωνι (seal)
1Euphronios to Milon greetings. When you read this letter, get information
2from the bankers of the temples concerning money paid for the temple in Apollonos
3polis magna and also of the grain paid from the agents
4in charge of the storehouses, from the very beginning up to the present time, per month
5and per year, (it should account for which years has been paid), and when you have done this carefully,
6send it to us in presence of (?) the (your?) successors, so that we are not hindered because of this,
7since the others are all prepared to send the accounts to the city (Alexandria).
8The accounts of payments made through Athlios and Andron are ready to be checked.
9Farewell. Year 25, Payni 24.
10To Milon. (seal)

Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἀπόλλ̣ω̣ν̣ πόλει τῆεγάληι (places.xml#29)
  • τὴν πόλιν (places.xml#22)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    4008 man Andron (P.eleph. 10) Ανδρων Greek, Ancient



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Ptolemaios III Euergetes 25 Payni 24 -222 August 7 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 307151
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03751
    Trismegistos 5844
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph;;10
    Author Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 307151 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13516), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.