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Pap. Berlin P. 13519

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_307154.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13519
Publication Number P.Eleph. 11
Current Location magazine | ostraca 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
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Dating between -222 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Rotation around horizontal axis (top to bottom)
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Two fragments without direct join whose position relative to each other is clear.
Mounting framed between glass

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Text-Localization, Addendum back: address
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Two fragments without direct join whose position relative to each other is clear.
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, cursive, ptolemaic
Comments on Text Layout address on Verso, recto transversa charta
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 8 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 letter of Euphronios to Milon. Euphronios ask for the accounts of the income of the temple in Apollonos polis from several years back to the present day, which Milon has not prepared yet. He urges him to send the accounts as fast as possible.
Location of Composition Thebes-East Upper Egypt, 4th nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text ok photo in berlpap
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)
Comment on Religion praktor of the temple revenues in Edfu



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Εὐφρόνιος Μίλωνι χ̣αίρειν. τὸ̣ν̣ λόγον τῶν πεπτωκότων καὶ εἰσμεμετρη-
2μένων εἰς τὸ ἐν Ἀπόλλωνος πόλει τ̣ῆι μεγάληι ἱερὸν καὶ πλεονάκις γεγράφαμεν
3ἐπιστεῖλαι ἡμῖν ἀπὸ τοῦ πρωτίστου χρόνου ἕως τοῦ ἐνεστῶτος
4διαστείλαντα κατʼ ἄνδρ̣α καὶ ἐν οἷς ἔτεσιν τὰ πτώματα γέγονεν.
5σὺ δὲ ἕως τοῦ νῦν παρενηνεγμένος ε̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ἤδη πάνθʼ ὑπερθέμενος πέμψον ἡμῖν
6εἰς Διὸς πόλιν τὴν μεγάλην, ἵνα μὴ διὰ ταῦτα κωλυώμεθα τοὺς λόγους ἀποστεῖλαι
7εἰς τὴν πόλιν. ὧν δʼ ἂν πράξηις γʼ οἰκονομιῶν, γ̣ράφε ἡμῖν ὑπὸ χεῖρα, ἵνα εἰδῶμεν.
8ἔρρωσο (ἔτους) κε Ἐπεὶφ β̅.
1Euphronios to Milon, greetings. Concerning the account of payments in money and kind
2to the temple in Apollonos polis magna, we have often written to you
3to send it to us, compiling from the very first time to the current year
4the payments per man and in which years they have been made.
5But you, until now finding excuses --- in every way, send them to us
6to Diospolis magna, so that we are not hindered to send the accounts
7to the city. What you have collected during your term(?), write to us at once, so that we know.
8Farewell. Year 25, Epeiph 2.
9To Milon.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἀπόλλωνος πόλει τ̣άληι (places.xml#29)
  • Διὸς πόλιν τὴν μεγάλην (places.xml#64)
  • πόλιν (places.xml#22)

    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 Epeiph 02 -222 August 15 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 307154
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03754
    Trismegistos 5845
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph;;11
    Author Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 307154 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13519), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.