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Pap. Cairo EM JdE 98509

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Pap. Cairo EM JdE 98509
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details house "P", find complex 17224 E
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Excavation team Elephantine, German Archaeological Institute Cairo and Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt
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 excavation finds
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1988 and 1988
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)


Object Type papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Incomplete.
Mounting framed under glass
Restoration Activities October 1988: unrolling and framing

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) incomplete.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 2
Quantity of Columns 1 1
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title contract for sale
Ancient Archives "Demotic family archive from the time of Nektenebos" (Farid in prep)
Text Types
  • documentary | contract
Summary of Content A woman, daughter of Tirkapis, and the kalasiris Peteese, son of Espmetis conclude an agreement on sale and payment. On the verso signatures of two wittnesses.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man Woman
Comment on Gender - Activity of woman: contractant - Identifier of woman: daughter of a man - Identifier of woman: her mother is NN - Identifier of woman: mother of a woman in her filiation
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ḥsb.t … Nḫt-Ḥr-ḥb - s:ḥm.t ta mw.t=s Tꜣ-ı͗.ı͗r-kpy - gl-šr n Yb Pꜣ-ḏı͗-ꜣs.t sꜣ Ns-pꜣ-mtr mw.t=f Ta-Ḥr 1Suggestion J. Moje, according to JE 98501. ḏı͗=k mtr ḥꜣ.ṱ=y n
2pꜣ nty ı͗w=f (r) ı͗y r.r=k dbꜣ=f rn=y
3pꜣ ꜥnḫ pꜣ ḏı͗.t ꜥḥꜥ rd.wy nty ı͗w=w (r) ḏı͗.t s m-sꜣ=k

1 Suggestion J. Moje, according to JE 98501.
vso 1/signature of witness/
vso 2/signature of witness/
1xth regnal year of Nectanebos - the lady ..?.., daughter of ..?.. and her mother Tirkapis - the kalasiris of Elephantine, Peteesis, son of Espmetis and his mother Tayris [///] You have satisfied my heart with
2He who will come against you concerning him in my name
3The oath (or?) the argument, which will be given behind you
vso 1/signature of witness/
vso 2/signature of witness/
Places (read out from edition)
  • Yb (places.xml#s3)

    People mentioned in Text

    ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
    7995 woman ..?.., daughter of ..?.., her mother ist Tirkapis ..?.. ta ..?.. mw.t=s TꜢ-ỉ.ỉr-kpy (not identified)



    RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
    Nectanebo II -361 BCE -343 BCE Dating according to some other texts from this archive dating into the reign of Nektanebos II.;




    DatasetID 307350
    last Change 29.07.2022
    Trismegistos 54480
    Author Jan Moje
    Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
    (CC BY-NC-SA)
    Data set citation Data set 307350 (= Pap. Cairo EM JdE 98509), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.