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Pap. Berlin P. 13520

TEI-XML-File: https://p612399.webspaceconfig.de/xml/elephantine_erc_db_307155.tei.xml



Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13520
Publication Number P.Eleph. 9
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
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Erman, Adolf
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Dating between 223 and
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation cracks along the folding lines of the letter have caused damage and loss of some fragmens in the middle of the sheet

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Text-Localization, Addendum letter in landscape format
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) broken at the folding lines of the letter, some loss around the middle of the sheet
Script, Primary Greek
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting documentary, ptolemaic business hand, scribe unknown
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 7
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Modern Title letter from Euphronios to Milon
Ancient Archives praktor archive | Milon
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Euphronios writes to Milon reprimanding him, since he is absent in Syene, when his superior arrives at Edfu. Milon is asked to proceed immediately to Edfu in order to render accounts with Euphronios.
Location of Composition Upper Egypt, 2nd nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text corr. l. 7 small change
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures


1Εὐφρόνιος Μίλωνι χαίρειν. παραγει̣νομένων ἡμῶν εἰς Ἀπόλλωνος πόλιν
2τὴν μεγάλην οὐχ εὕρομέν σε ἐπὶ τῶν τόπων, ἀλλʼ ἔφα̣σάν σε εἶναι ἐν Συήνηι
3ο̣ὐ̣κ̣ ὀρθῶς̣ ο̣ῦ̣̣̓ ποιεῖς ἀναβαλλόμενος τὰ πράγματα. ὡς ἂν οὖν ἀναγνῶις 1 l. ἀναγνῷς
4τὴν̣ ἐπιστολὴν, παραγενόμενο̣ς̣ πρὸς ἡμᾶς ουλ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ ̣ κομίζων
5πά̣ντα τὰ γράμματα καὶ εἴ τι ἄλλ̣ο̣ ὠικονόμηκας 2 l. ᾠκονόμηκ[ας] κ̣αὶ ὧν̣ πεποίησαι
6δ̣ι̣αγραφῶν τὰ ἀντίγραφα̣, βουλόμεθα γὰρ συνλαλῆσαι̣ περὶ ὧν
7ἐπέστειλα σο̣ι̣ σ̣ὺ̣ν̣ 3 ̣ο̣ι̣ς̣ λ̣ο̣γ̣ - ca. 20 - ̣ξίοις.
8ἔρρωσο. (ἔτους) κε Θωῦθ κ.

1 l. ἀναγνῷς
2 l. ᾠκονόμηκ[ας]
3 ̣ο̣ι̣ς̣ λ̣ο̣γ̣
1Euphronios to Milon greetings. When we arrived at Apollonos polis
2the great, we did not find you at the place, but they said that you were at Syene.
3You don't do right to put difficulties off. When you read
4this letter, come to us and bring ---
5all the papers and if you have something else negotiated (bring) of the deals you have contracted
6the copies. Because we want to talk to you about the things
7I have sent to you with (?) ---.
8Farewell. Year 25, Thoth 20.
Places (read out from edition)
  • Ἀπόλλωνος πλιν (places.xml#29)
  • τὴν μεγάλην (places.xml#29)
  • Συήνηι (places.xml#8)

    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 Thoth 20 -223 November 6 BCE date in text;




    DatasetID 307155
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Berlpap 03755
    Trismegistos 5843
    Papyri.info ddbdp/p.eleph;;9
    Author Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 307155 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13520), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Daniel Werning, Ruth Duttenhöfer.